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Some Wootton HS seniors and families planning trip to Mexico

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) --The acting principal at Wootton High School sent a letter home to parents Tuesday saying the school has nothing to with a planned spring break trip to Mexico organized by the families of some seniors at the high school.

In the letter, acting principal Kimberly Boldon writes “I want to make it abundantly clear that this trip is in no way affiliated with Wootton High School.” and says she’s “deeply saddened and frustrated” that materials associated with this trip “do not strongly discourage” underage drinking.

Boldon's outrage follows the distribution of a Mexico trip agreement obtained by WUSA9. The agreement states “The legal age to drink in Mexico is 18. All travelers who choose to drink alcohol agree to do so responsibly.” The agreement goes on to say “We will be out of the country, subject to the laws of Mexico, not the United States.”

WUSA9 has also learned that one of the two organizers of the trip is Tracie Saltzman, the wife of Kenneth Saltzman, who was convicted in December of allowing underage drinking in his home last June. Minutes after leaving the Saltzman residence, recent Wootton graduates Alex Murk and Calvin Li were killed in a devastating car crash.

Off camera, multiple sources told WUSA9 they were extremely upset by Mrs. Saltzman’s role in organizing the trip. While it is not illegal, they believe it is highly inappropriate given her husband’s involvement in the ongoing case.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Tracie Saltzman responded to WUSA9's inquiries, saying “We do not condone drinking under the age of 21 and included Mexico's 18-year-old drinking age in order to make families aware of the different law.”

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