SANTA ROSA BEACH — A Montgomery, Alabama, woman entrusted with chaperoning a high school senior class trip was arrested after sheriff's deputies arrived to find students throwing drinks into the pool and over the fence of a home on Seawinds Court as they fled.
Several of the girls told deputies that they were in high school and on their senior trip and that the chaperone was inside, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office. The girls smelled of alcohol, a deputy noted in his report.
When deputies confronted Misty Dell Brooks, who is 42, she told them she was chaperoning 15 students ages 17 to 19. She also said she was trying to get everyone to leave.
"It's their senior trip," she told the deputy when he questioned her about the alcohol. "They are going to drink."
There were between 40 and 50 people at the party when deputies arrived.
Brooks said she did not provide alcohol to the students, but that if the deputies checked the students' wallets, they would find fake IDs they used to buy the alcohol, according to her arrest report.
When the deputy asked one of the students if there was any more alcohol in the house and she said the fleeing students took it all.
He then saw three liquor bottles on top of the refrigerator and numerous bottles inside, the report said.
All of the alcohol was dumped into the sink and the toilet.
Brooks was charged with hosting an open house party and taken into custody. Her mother, who was with her, agreed to chaperone the students until her daughter got back from jail.