Former School Board Member Arrested at Nicolet Homecoming
It took two Glendale police officers to remove Jennifer Peltz from the Nicolet homecoming game Friday after principal asked to have a half-barrel of root beer removed from school property because kids were doing keg stands.
Former Nicolet High School board member Jennifer Peltz was arrested for disorderly conduct at the school's Homecoming football game after she resisted arrest when officers repeatedly told her to remove a half-barrel of root beer because kids were doing keg stands.
According to the Glendale police report:
About 20 students were standing around a half-barrel of root beer and doing keg stands – one student would do a handstand on top of the barrel while others held him or her up, and they would drink upside down from the spigot.
Traditionally, this is a college drinking game done with a barrel of beer.
Because of the keg's resemblance to beer and a concern for student safety, Principal Greg DePue and facilities director Brian Reiels asked a parent standing nearby to remove the keg from school property.
At first, the parent questioned why the keg needed to be removed and argued with the administrators, but ultimately, she and several other people picked up the keg and began to take it to a vehicle in the parking lot.
A short time later, Peltz walked up and said, "As school Booster Club president, we are donating the keg to the students. Please have them drink it and allow them to enjoy homecoming."
The school police liaison officer, standing nearby, joined the discussion, and the parent group brought the keg back as soon as they heard Peltz talking with the police officer.
Reiels explained that the school could not accept donations like a keg, and it would have to be removed. Peltz argued with Reiels and began trying to move the keg further onto school property on her own.
Another officer joined the first, and several times they told Peltz that the keg needed to be removed. But she only became more defiant, saying, "No" to police.
At this point, a crowd had gathered around Peltz and the officers, the report said. While Peltz's hand was on the tapper, she was told to let go repeatedly but would not. An officer removed Peltz's hand from the tapper and she pushed her arm toward him.
Peltz was then told she was under arrest for disorderly conduct, but she wouldn't go quietly.
She struggled while one officer held her left wrist, pulling away and not supplying her right arm as she was told. A second officer grabbed her other arm, and finally she was taken to the ground by both officers.
She still wouldn't supply her other arm, which was now tucked under her body, so an officer had to forcibly pull it out and put it behind her back.
Peltz, the keg and the tapper were transported to the Glendale Police Department. She was cited for disorderly conduct.
Peltz did not return our phone call or email requests for comment.