No more trips for students

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By David Giuliani

Eighth-graders at Memorial Middle School shouldn’t be expecting any more field trips this school year.

School officials said that became the case after they caught a number of students drinking on a field trip last week to Albuquerque, where they visited a museum and saw the movie, “Twilight.”

Rick Romero, superintendent of the Las Vegas City Schools, said eight students were seen by teachers pouring hard liquor into containers with Coca-Cola on the bus ride home.

Two or three students were suspended as a result, and officials called the parents of a few others suspected of drinking the alcohol, Romero said.

“We do not condone this type of behavior. We have canceled any future field trips for the year. We mean what we say,” he said.