Harrisburg school board member faces charges from party bust
HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) - A school board member in the South Dakota city of Harrisburg has been charged after police busted an underage drinking party at her home.
Michelle Schirado and her husband Bryan face charges of contributing to a child in need of supervision and maintaining a place used for the violation of beverage laws. Both are misdemeanors. Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman said the couple remains free on a personal recognizance bond. Wollman said the charges carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail.
25 teenagers were cited for underage drinking at the May party.
Schirado earlier said she didn't know the 17- and 18-year-olds were consuming alcohol at the backyard bonfire. She also said she doesn't condone underage drinking.
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