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After over 100 students skip school, some question punishment

Some Melrose residents are calling for a review of the school district’s policies after dozens of high school seniors who skipped school and were discovered by police at a party where alcohol was found were not suspended from sports or other activities.

The party occurred on March 14, the same day as Senior Skip Day in Melrose. That day, more than 100 Melrose High School seniors did not attend school. According to Marianne Farrell, the school’s principal, many parents notified the school that their children would be absent that day.

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