KEMAH — Three people were charged late Saturday night when two separate charter buses with high school students celebrating prom were stopped.
Bus Drivers Rachad Tadakh, 51, from Houston and Jacob Shears, 24, from Houston were charged with purchasing or furnishing alcohol to minors, according to the Kemah Police Department.
Ashley Meadows, 17, was charged with disorderly conduct and minor in possession, Kemah Sgt. Mark Hinson said.
The matter is still under investigation according to the police department.
The charges don’t necessarily mean the two bus drivers bought the alcohol but they did allow the teenagers to drink it, Hinson said.
A medical call placed shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday alerted officers to an issue.
Officers determined that some of the teenagers were in possession of alcohol, and fire department officials helped take the students to the fire department where the students were told to call their parents.
One of the teenagers was taken to a hospital but Kemah officers on Sunday had few details on the teenager’s condition.
On Sunday, the teenage boy was still in the hospital, Kemah Lt. Carl Nunn said. He said he did no know the boy’s exact age, condition or the hospital he had been taken to.
The teenage boy had very little alcohol in his system but was taken to the hospital for complications because of diabetic issues, Nunn said.
At least 50 teenagers from the ages of 16 to 19 were on the two separate charter busses, he said.
Students on one of the buses were from the city of Orange, while students on the other were from the Lake Jackson area, Hinson said.
The students were celebrating senior prom. They were taken to the Kemah Fire Department where the students were told to call their parents.