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Kemah police bust prom bus carrying LC-M students

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(Photo: Galveston County, The Daily News) (Photo: Galveston County, The Daily News)
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Two charter bus drivers and a Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School student were arrested Saturday in Kemah after police discovered alcohol on the buses.

Rachad Tadahk, 51, Jacob Shears, 24, are the drivers who are charged.

Tadahk was driving a bus carrying about 40 students from LC-M.  Shears was the driver of a smaller bus carrying about 15 students from Lake Jackson, Texas.

Both groups were celebrating prom.

Police were called to Tadahk's bus after a student became sick, when police arrived they found liquor bottles throughout the bus.

One of the LC-M students, Ashley Meadows, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct and with minor in possession.

The two drivers are charged with furnishing alcohol to minors, a Class A misdemeanor.

The name of the company that owns Shears' bus is Grand Transportation, it's out of Houston.

We have fewer details about the bus carrying the LC-M students, because it is registered to an individual.

A spokesperson for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District Tuesday released a statement about the incident:

"Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD is concerned with the safety and well-being of all students. The situation is under investigation and LCM will comply with state laws and District policies."

The Galveston County Daily News, which broke the story, reports the district's disciplinary board plans to meet and decide what action to take with the students.

Photos for this report are courtesy of galvnews.com photographer Kevin M. Cox.


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