On Monday, December 2, Burbank Police officers responded to John Burroughs High School at 8:53 a.m. to investigate a 14-year-old student being treated by Burbank Fire Department for alcohol intoxication. The female student was very uncooperative and was taken to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center because of her age and level on intoxication.
During the officers’ investigation, it was discovered that the severely intoxicated girl and another girl, age 15, had been drinking tequila in a nearby park before attending school. Initially, school officials were called to the the 14-year-old’s classroom by the teacher who noted the girl appeared intoxicated in class.
The 14-year-old was cited for public intoxication by the officers at the hospital and released to her parents. School officials contacted the 15-year-old’s parents. In these cases, school officials review any police contact with students and look at possible educational code violations which may result in further disciplinary actions by the school district, according to Sergeant Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.