The arrests of several Stamford High School students this week on charges stemming from a life-threatening on-campus drinking incident has led to a public forum on the dangers of alcohol to be held at the school Tuesday, March 1. Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine scheduled the discussion, said Sarah Arnold, spokesperson for Stamford Public Schools.

The forum is for students, parents “and anybody else who wants to attend,” said Arnold. It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 18, all Stamford High School students attended an assembly about drinking and substance abuse, Arnold said.

To date, a total of eight students have been arrested in light of an unsettling video that shows their involvement in a drinking incident that led to the apparent alcohol poisoning of another student on school property Wednesday.

The most recent arrests were made today, said Sgt. Joseph Kennedy of the Stamford Police Dept.’s Bureau of Youth Services. A 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female each was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment.

The video allegedly shows the intoxicated student, a 15-year-old female, lying unconscious in Boyle Stadium after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. Nearby, other students are shown drinking, smoking marijuana and cavorting in front of the camera. None of them attempts to help the incapacitated female.

The girl was taken to Stamford Hospital Wednesday morning, then rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital after attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. She was released Thursday.

Alcoholic beverages were found at the scene.

On Thursday, Feb. 17, two 15-year-old males, a 16-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were charged by Stamford police with first-degree reckless endangerment. In addition, two 15-year-old males were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 16, one of whom shot the video.