The Wellesley Police Department issued a press release Monday to sort out fact from fiction regarding rampant rumors about fan behavior at Friday’s Wellesley vs. Norwood high school football game in Wellesley (We received one email that read in part: “Lots of stories flying around –excessive drinking, ambulances, stomachs pumped, marijuana behind the stands, breathalyzers, arrests?? What’s up??”)
According to WPD, which had 6 officers assigned at the gates and around the stands before/during/after the contest:
*There were no injuries reported due to alcohol intoxication
*During the game, Wellesley High School administrators brought five students to the attention of Wellesley Police officers. These students exhibited signs/symptoms of being intoxicated and were removed from the game at the request of the school.
*Two of these students required medical attention as a precaution. Two ambulances responded and the students were transported to local hospitals. Of the remaining three students, parents were contacted at the game or elsewhere and took their kids home.
*No alcohol was found on the person of the students involved or at the field following the game.
*No arrests were made or charges filed.
However, Wellesley Public Schools does plan to discipline the students involved, according to Superintendent Bella Wong, quoted in a Globe report. WHS principal Andrew Keough also met with the student body about the incidents and issued a memo to parents and guardians about it.
The football team heads to Braintree next weekend in search of its first win of the season.