A former South Dakota school board president has an Oct. 25 trial date on charges that she allowed an underage drinking party on her property.
CANTON, S.D. (AP) - A former South Dakota school board president has an Oct. 25 trial date on charges that she allowed an underage drinking party on her property.
Michelle Schirado and her husband Brian face two misdemeanor charges. Each one carries a possible penalty of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Their lawyer appeared in court Wednesday to plead not guilty on the Schirados' behalf.
Michelle Schirado is the former president of the school board in Harrisburg, S.D., southeast of Sioux Falls. Last May, more than 20 teenagers were cited for drinking on the Schirados' property a day after Harrisburg High School held its graduation ceremony.
Michelle Schirado was president of the school board when the incident happened. She's still on the board, but she is no longer the president.
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