Police bust underage party, charge coach and mom

MERCER, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a high school baseball coach and the mother of a student for an underage drinking party at the coach’s western Pennsylvania home last month.

Jefferson Township police say police broke up the party Oct. 6 at the home of Glynn Boitnott, 53, and charged him and Marcella Edwards, 47, with conspiracy and corruption of minors.

Police said the party was held after Mercer High School’s homecoming dance and that Boitnott was the school’s baseball coach in the spring. Police say teen guests told them Boitnott and Edwards were both at the party, allegedly hosted by Edwards’ son, before police arrived.

Defense attorney Jack Cline denies the adults, who he said are friends, were ever at or condoned the party.

School officials say Boitnott has yet to be rehired as coach for the coming spring.

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