Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Parent-Sanctioned Teen Drinking Parties Persist Despite Laws, Officials Say

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) December 21, 2013

"The kids knew the rules: If they were drinking on the Sibiga property, they had to spend the night or leave their keys at the house, they told police.
But in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, despite the rules, a drunken teen got into a truck with three other youths and crashed just up the road, police said. Paige Houston, a 17-year-old RHAM High School student, was killed.
Advocates say it should be clear to parents — who too often think teens are safe as long as they're drinking on private property — that seizing young drivers' car keys isn't enough." Read More

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