Marijuana is grown in pots at a house in Montevideo, Uruguay in April 2014. (Miguel Rojo, AFP/Getty Images)

Colorado high school suspends seven athletes caught with alcohol, pot

DURANGO — A Colorado high school has suspended seven members of its boys cross country team after discovering alcohol and marijuana in their hotel room.

The Durango Herald reports that the Durango High School athletes were staying in a hotel Saturday before returning from a meet in Arizona.

Head coach David McMillan discovered marijuana paraphernalia after learning that one boy had become sick.

“Sadly, our kids are not in an isolated microcosm, and they deal with the same pressures that kids everywhere deal with. We are lucky enough to have kids on the team who had the character to report these concerns to ensure that their teammate who had become ill was taken care of,” Dan Snowberger,┬áDurango School District 9-R Superintendent, told the Herald.

Durango School District 9-R spokeswoman Julie Popp says more than seven students might have been involved in the incident, but the district doesn’t release information about team members who go to charter school, private school or are home-schooled.

She says team practices have been suspended indefinitely during an investigation.

Information from: Durango Herald