Teen faces charges in friend's death

Teen faces charges in friend's death

There are 10 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Aug 13, 2009, titled Teen faces charges in friend's death. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A teenager who hosted a drinking party attended by a friend who later died in a car crash will face charges.

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Since: Mar 09

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#1 Aug 13, 2009
My prayers go out to both families. This is very sad. Why did these parents leave this young child home? Teenagers are going to do these things if the parents are away. Haven't parents learned this yet? Going out to do a few errands is fine, but to leave for the weekend? What kid is not going to try to pull something like this off? I'm sure for the kids, it was real innocent, just having a few drinks trying to be cool, but now.... a child lost her life, and the person responsible is her friend, who threw the party, and allowed everyone to drink. This is a child we are talking about. The parents should be held responsible for leaving their child alone with no supervision. If the parents were home, or had taken their child with them, the other child wouldn't have come to the house to get drunk, then drive and kill herself. This is so tragic, yet everyday you here about these parties where THE PARENTS ARE NOT HOME!!!!!. Why are people still doing this, WHEN WE KNOW, IF CHILDREN ARE LEFT UNATTENDED, THEY WILL GET INTO TROUBLE??? My prayers are for both families. I'm so sorry!!!
stop

Dracut, MA

#2 Aug 13, 2009
stop stereotyping
metro orlando

Cocoa, FL

#3 Aug 13, 2009
gee another white crime.....scumbag
yup

Lowell, MA

#4 Aug 13, 2009
Lowell Acre Girl wrote:
My prayers go out to both families. This is very sad. Why did these parents leave this young child home? Teenagers are going to do these things if the parents are away. Haven't parents learned this yet? Going out to do a few errands is fine, but to leave for the weekend? What kid is not going to try to pull something like this off? I'm sure for the kids, it was real innocent, just having a few drinks trying to be cool, but now.... a child lost her life, and the person responsible is her friend, who threw the party, and allowed everyone to drink. This is a child we are talking about. The parents should be held responsible for leaving their child alone with no supervision. If the parents were home, or had taken their child with them, the other child wouldn't have come to the house to get drunk, then drive and kill herself. This is so tragic, yet everyday you here about these parties where THE PARENTS ARE NOT HOME!!!!!. Why are people still doing this, WHEN WE KNOW, IF CHILDREN ARE LEFT UNATTENDED, THEY WILL GET INTO TROUBLE??? My prayers are for both families. I'm so sorry!!!
could not agree more!!! I have 5 children and would NEVER put them is this circumstance...
dmr

Montgomery, AL

#5 Aug 14, 2009
Both girls are 19 years old. They are not children, they are adults, maybe not old enough to drink because of the law that was changed many years ago because some people thought it would stop underage drinking.

The parents should not be held responsible for the actions of their adult daughters and sons. Hold them responsible for their own decisions.

It's not that I'm not sympathetic about this girl losing her life, but I'm pretty sure no one was forcing her to drink. She made the decision to drink and then drive. Too often we hold someone else responsible for other's actions. It's all about taking personal responsibility for our decisions.
Say What

Wallingford, CT

#6 Aug 14, 2009
Lowell Acre Girl wrote:
My prayers go out to both families. This is very sad. Why did these parents leave this young child home? Teenagers are going to do these things if the parents are away. Haven't parents learned this yet? Going out to do a few errands is fine, but to leave for the weekend? What kid is not going to try to pull something like this off? I'm sure for the kids, it was real innocent, just having a few drinks trying to be cool, but now.... a child lost her life, and the person responsible is her friend, who threw the party, and allowed everyone to drink. This is a child we are talking about. The parents should be held responsible for leaving their child alone with no supervision. If the parents were home, or had taken their child with them, the other child wouldn't have come to the house to get drunk, then drive and kill herself. This is so tragic, yet everyday you here about these parties where THE PARENTS ARE NOT HOME!!!!!. Why are people still doing this, WHEN WE KNOW, IF CHILDREN ARE LEFT UNATTENDED, THEY WILL GET INTO TROUBLE??? My prayers are for both families. I'm so sorry!!!
"F'n" spare me! They're not LITTLE CHILDREN, they're 19...adults.

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Aug 14, 2009
At 19.. they are still children. Just because the laws say's their considered an adult at this age, doesn't mean they are mental capable of understanding the consequences.
dmr

Montgomery, AL

#8 Aug 14, 2009
Lowell Acre Girl wrote:
At 19.. they are still children. Just because the laws say's their considered an adult at this age, doesn't mean they are mental capable of understanding the consequences.
They are old enough to live on their own, go fight in wars, etc. They are no longer children and should be treated as the adults they should be!!!
Say What

Wallingford, CT

#9 Aug 14, 2009
Lowell Acre Girl wrote:
At 19.. they are still children. Just because the laws say's their considered an adult at this age, doesn't mean they are mental capable of understanding the consequences.
Oh just stop it. They're old enough to know they're not suppose to be drinking.
Give it up. They are not little children.
Reality check

Petersham, MA

#10 Aug 14, 2009
Lowell Acre Girl wrote:
At 19.. they are still children. Just because the laws say's their considered an adult at this age, doesn't mean they are mental capable of understanding the consequences.
You can be 60 and not mentally capable of understanding consequences. Just take a look around this board if you think age has anything to do with acting like an adult. At 19 they are not children. People dont care about consequences sometimes.

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