$70,000-a-year school Obama sends his daughters hit by drug and sex scandal 1

By Rachel Quigley

PUBLISHED:08:11 EST, 12  September 2012| UPDATED:08:11 EST, 12 September 2011

The $70,000-a-year private school the  President and First Lady send both their children is embroiled in another  scandal after it was revealed drug and alcohol use is rampant among  students.

This is not the first time Sidwell Friends  School in Washington DC has come under fire – it is currently locked in a  $10million court battle over an alleged affair the staff psychologist had with  the parent of a student.

A report in the National Enquirer said the  Obamas are concerned about daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, after a report in  the school newspaper Horizon revealed that 71 per cent of students admitted  attending parties where drugs and alcohol were available.

The  official study also reported that 25 per  cent of senior boys admitted to drinking under the influence of  alcohol.

Parental pride: White House photographer Pete Souza captured this moment last night in the Treaty RoomParental pride: White House photographer Pete Souza  captured this moment last night in the Treaty Room

Elite: The Obamas are concerned about the drug and sex allegations which have been lobbied against Sidwell Friends School that both Malia and Sasha attendElite: The Obamas are concerned about the drug and sex  allegations which have been lobbied against Sidwell Friends School that both  Malia and Sasha attend

An Obama family insider told the magazine:  ‘Certainly, the trouble at the school has upset both Barack and  Michelle.

‘Some friends have suggested the girls be  tutored privately at the White House, but the  Obamas are keen to have the  girls’ educational experience be as normal  as possible. They don’t want them  home-schooled.’

A former student confirmed rumors to the  Enquirer, saying: ‘I have seen kids snorting coke, smoking pot, getting high and  boozing.

Former student Hugh L. Elsbree was arrested by D.C. police in April for allegedly running a drug lab out of his apartment Former student Hugh L. Elsbree was arrested by D.C.  police in April for allegedly running a drug lab out of his apartment

‘There’s huge money at the school and the  older kids host parties at their private residences.

‘Many of them live in big mansions  in  Washington, or in affluent suburbs where drugs and booze are common.’

A graduate of the elite school was recently  arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy with intent to supply, according  to published reports.

Hugh L. Elsbree, 31, was arrested by D.C.  police in April for running a drug lab out of a luxury apartment complex in the  District’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

When police searched his apartment, where he  lives with his fiancee and six-week-old daughter, they found chemicals of an  ‘inactive Methamphetamine lab’, including 304 grams of suspected meth and seven  grams of cocaine, the documents said.

Last year, a $10million lawsuit was launched  against the elite school after a cuckolded husband claimed its staff  psychologist James Huntington had an affair with his wife.

Arthur Newmyer accused the school of  ‘maliciously’ allowing Huntington, who was treating his five-year-old daughter,  to sleep with his wife, Tara.

As well as his job helping troubled children,  the lawsuit claims Mr Huntington taught sexual education to sixth-graders in  2009/10 – Malia Obama’s class.

Controversial: The elite private school in Washington DC charges students $70,000-per yearControversial: The elite private school in Washington DC  charges students $70,000-per year

asdfSmile and wave: Malia, left, and Sasha, right,  appear  with their parents during the final day of the DNC; it seems the  girls number  one rule is to be seen and not heard

Huntington has since been  fired.

More recently, in May parents of students at  the school received a prank email that condoms would be available on campus to  limit ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’.

The faux email said that students would  receive a voucher for their ‘contraception of choice’ at the prom, sporting  events and other school functions.

The source said: ‘For all the money the  Obamas are spending to send their girls to Sidwell, the school is rife  with  the same scandals they’d hoped to avoid at a public school.’

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