Alcohol Provided to Minors at Hallsville Parties

A high school coach in Hallsville is at the center of an investigation of a post-prom party where alcohol was allegedly given to minors.

Officers say Hallsville Assistant Football Coach Bert Schupp held a party at his home where alcohol was served on Saturday that spilled over until Sunday morning. They believe a number of high school kids attended.

Deputies also raided a party at a pasture on Noonday road. They learned about both parties from an alcohol related accident involving a student who reportedly had been at the parties. Despite finding numerous students at both locations, deputies issued no citations. Instead, they called the students' parents.

Results of the investigation will be turned over to the district attorney's office to determine whether any charges will be filed.