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School Field Trip Gone Bad

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A field trip gone bad. A group of Philadelphia charter school kids on a senior class trip to Williamsburg, Virginia are sent home as a punishment. But why were they put on a train without a chaperone? 

Fox 29's Chris O'Connell spoke to one of their parents tonight.

The 8 students all seniors at Walter Palmer Charter School got in trouble last week at a Virginia resort where they were staying.

The next thing their parents knew all of them were on a train back to 30th street station riding the rails without a chaperone.

Break the rules and pay the price at Walter Palmer Charter School but that price is too steep for Tasha Washington. 

Washington's son Marcus went 3-night senior trip with classmates to the grey wolf resort hotel in Williamsburg Virginia. But on the first night there, school administrators say 8 kids horsing around caused plumbing damage to a hotel bathroom.

As punishment the kid's parents were called.  The school was making arrangements to send the kids home. An hour later, she gets another call from her son saying he was boarding the next train home. A five hour trip with no supervision. 

Here are pictures of the 4 boys and 4 girls were both 17 and 18 years old-smiling and eating on the train home. The students got back to Philadelphia about midnight. 

A school administrator could only tell us school policy was not broken. And students sign a contract before the trip saying if they get in trouble they could be sent home. But it says nothing about being sent home without a chaperone.



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