Will what happened at Georgetown Prep stay there?

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The sexual assault allegation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shined an unexpected spotlight on the federal appeals judge’s high school environment.

The elite all-male Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, is part of a close-knit network of single-sex private schools in the country’s wealthiest state.

Multiple accounts from 1980s-era classmates depict an alcohol-soaked party culture. At raucous house parties and on drunken beach vacations, boys from Georgetown Prep and other all-male schools would meet up with students from nearby all-girl private schools. Binge drinking was common and adult supervision relatively minimal.

Exactly what happened at one of those teenage house parties is a question that now threatens to unravel Kavanaugh’s chance to join fellow Georgetown Prep alumnus Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.

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