- $16,000 dollars down the drain.
Three students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were suspended for a whole semester at a cost of $16,000 dollars each after administrators discovered a photo of them partying without masks even though it happened off campus and was outdoors.
Parents of one of the girls who was suspended fought back by alerting the media, pointing out the hypocrisy of the UMass Amherst Hockey Team celebrating their national championship on campus without some of the team members wearing masks.
“There was a photo sent to the administration of these girls outside off campus on a Saturday. This is why they lost a whole semester of their schooling,” said Kristin, the girl’s mother.
Theresa, whose daughter was also suspended, told, CBSN Boston, “She was valedictorian and class president of her high school. She did everything right.”
However, when asked, several of the other students at the university supported the decision to suspend the girls.
“The town of Amherst made it really clear they don’t want any big parties,” said one.