DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – A member of the Derry Township Board of School Directors has been charged with providing alcohol to minors.
According to Derry Township Police, officers responded to a house party on the 100 block of Java Ave. in Hershey on Oct. 28.
Police say Maria Memmi, 53, and Philip D’Adderio, 53, both of Hershey, hosted and were present at a party where multiple minors were found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Police say 21 minors were found in possession of or consumed alcohol including Busch Light, Twisted Tea, and wine, according to a criminal complaint.
Memmi, a member of the Board of School Directors, and D’Adderio were both charged with a third-degree misdemeanor for selling/furnishing alcohol to minors.
The Derry Township School District said in a statement that the incident “involves a personal matter of the board member, which resulted in a citation by local police. As a public educational institution, we respect the legal process and the privacy of all individuals involved.”
Mimmi’s term on the board is due to end on December 4 after she elected not to seek re-election.
abc27 has reached out to Memmi but did not receive a response for comment.