Durango High School athletes suspended after bringing drugs, alcohol to meet


DURANGO, Co. (KRQE) – Seven members of the nationally recognized Durango High School cross country team have been suspended and there could be more to come.

District officials confirmed some of the athletes had brought marijuana and alcohol during their trip to Arizona this weekend for a meet.

A district spokeswoman says interviews with students and their parents are still underway and more suspensions are possible.

While recreational pot is legal in Colorado, it’s only legal for a person 21-years-old and older. These kids not only broke the law but the student code of conduct.

Practice for all participants has been halted until the investigation is complete.

The district says it has reported the incident to the Colorado High School Activities Association who could take further action against the team.

The team is currently ranked seventh in the country.

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