BOSTON (CBS) – Dozens of college students from Boston were busted at the US-Canada border. Agents say they caught 30 kids sneaking alcohol and drugs into the country. They stopped the buses at the Derby Line in Vermont as the group returned from a ski trip in Quebec.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.
Reaction on Boston University’s campus was mixed. Some students see it as nothing more than a case of college kids being college kids. Others, like Sophomore Danielle Johns thinks it’s another stain on the school after last weekend’s arrest of the hockey player. “In light of recent events you should try to act the best way possible and represent the school in the best light as you can.”
WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports
Vermont State Police say Border Patrol turned the case over after eight buses, heading to Massachusetts were stopped, searched and a total of 30 students were found with booze and drugs. All were cited. Twenty six were charged for possessing alcohol under age, three for possession of marijuana and one BU student, 22-year-old Laura Eldred was charged with possession of ecstasy.
At least four of the students are from BU. A spokesman for the school says they were not on a school sanctioned trip and are not on the ski team.
The three BU students charged with possession of marijuana are: 19-year-old Kelly Greacen, 22-year-old Aanchal Khaneja and 19-year-old Dylan Turk.
Still not everyone seemed that surprised or upset by the bust, “I think it sounds pretty typical a group of college students going to Canada. It’s not that far away the drinking age is 18 there they bought it legally they brought it back,” says Junior Liseanne Miller.
Freshman Charlie Crocker agrees, “People understand people are making mistakes, people make their choices I don’t think students care that much.”
The BU spokesman says students are held responsible for what they do on and off the campus and that they’ll have a chance to explain themselves before any action is or isn’t taken against them.