Mom Jailed For Teen Drinking Party

Mom Jailed For Teen Drinking Party

There are 21 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Jun 11, 2007, titled Mom Jailed For Teen Drinking Party. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

They thought it was okay to buy alcohol for a teenage son's party. Elisa Kelly and her ex-husband, George Robinson are now going to jail for more than 2 years.

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Wm Gavin

Annandale, VA

#1 Jun 12, 2007
This happens each Saturday night and many times on Wednesday next to a home I own in Mount Vernon, Virginia and though the police come and break the partying up, it will continue the next week. Many times it will start right after school hours and sometimes during shcool. Most times I doubt if many of the girls are even of high school age since the majority of them have any hips to speak of. The neighbors take down the tag numbers of the masses of the cars these juveniles are driving and will present them to attornies if they find any of the cars involved in an accident that night or next morning so the parents in the house can be sued. But it is amazing how parents in that area of the county care less of the health and safety of their children. I'm glad these people are going to jail and hope a whole lot more will follow them.

Poe

“Don't tread on me!”

Since: Apr 07

USA

#2 Jun 12, 2007
I can't believe these parents used this bad of judgement. Why would you put yourself in that position? Did they EVER say 'no' to their kids? Dumb move.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#3 Jun 13, 2007
This goes way beyond "everbody makes mistakes." This woman surely knew that serving alcohol to minors was illegal, so what message is she sending to these young people, that laws apply to "everybody but me?" If I'd be one of the parents of a teen who attended her "party," I'd be EXTREMELY upset.
Kayla

Fargo, ND

#4 Jun 15, 2007
All I can say is that this is a new generation!! She was only being a mom and wanting her son to have some fun...SAFE FUN! She even took away their keys and had all of his friends spend the night so they wouldn't be out driving! And what the hell is up with this....
"But the judge, angry about the recent death of one of Ryan's classmates at Albemarle High School in an alcohol-related crash, sentenced them to eight years"
WHAT THE F***! Just because the judge was angry upon hearing this he sentenced them to 8 years more? Is that actual justice?
Honestly, parents need to realize you're only young once and if you're drinking responsibly, it shouldn't matter. Besides, his parents were around that night, it's not like they left the house so they could party without any supervision!
This is ridiculous. I'd tell the cops to go to every house in the U.S and see just how many other moms or parents are buying their kids alcohol and sentence them! Let's just say the jails would be extremely packed.
JustMe

Nicholasville, KY

#5 Jun 16, 2007
I went to this sort of parties on occasion as a teenager. Nothing good EVER came of it! On one occasion, a male "chaperone" - a friend of the teens' parents - followed me into the bathroom after i'd been drinking all night, and tried to assault me, I managed to get away, but it still bothers me today. On another occasion, a girl's Dad stopped me in the hall and started trying to kiss on me, being very forceful, again - I managed to get out of the house, but what if I hadn't been able to?
In some places it's legal to allow your teen to drink at home, under your supervision.. But there is nowhere in the USA (correct me if I am wrong?) where it is legal to let others' kids drink.
Laws are established for a reason, and we are supposed to teach our kids to be law abiding citizens, are we not?
It's true that a lot of (too many) parents commit this crime, sure. Does that mean it should go with punishment? We have a lot of rapist and murders in the world too - good thing everyone doesn't think of it that way!

Poe

“Don't tread on me!”

Since: Apr 07

USA

#6 Jun 17, 2007
Kayla wrote:
All I can say is that this is a new generation!! She was only being a mom and wanting her son to have some fun...SAFE FUN! She even took away their keys and had all of his friends spend the night so they wouldn't be out driving! And what the hell is up with this....
"But the judge, angry about the recent death of one of Ryan's classmates at Albemarle High School in an alcohol-related crash, sentenced them to eight years"
WHAT THE F***! Just because the judge was angry upon hearing this he sentenced them to 8 years more? Is that actual justice?
Honestly, parents need to realize you're only young once and if you're drinking responsibly, it shouldn't matter. Besides, his parents were around that night, it's not like they left the house so they could party without any supervision!
This is ridiculous. I'd tell the cops to go to every house in the U.S and see just how many other moms or parents are buying their kids alcohol and sentence them! Let's just say the jails would be extremely packed.
Ummm, it's against the law. Does that make any difference? Did these parents call the parents of every kid who came to the party beforehand and ask permission for the kids to drink? No. How young should kids drink if they're drinking "responsibly"? 13? 12? If it's against the law it's hardly responsible.
AMERICAN CITIZEN

Terra Ceia, FL

#7 Jun 17, 2007
around that night, it's not like they left the house so they could party without any supervision!
This is ridiculous. I'd tell the cops to go to every house in the U.S and see just how many other moms or parents are buying their kids alcohol and sentence them! Let's just say the jails would be extremely pac You must be a alcoholic.I wish i was a judge ,i would give you 8 yrs for being a stupid b##!*h
AMERICAN CITIZEN

Terra Ceia, FL

#8 Jun 17, 2007
Kayla wrote:
All I can say is that this is a new generation!! She was only being a mom and wanting her son to have some fun...SAFE FUN! She even took away their keys and had all of his friends spend the night so they wouldn't be out driving! And what the hell is up with this....
"But the judge, angry about the recent death of one of Ryan's classmates at Albemarle High School in an alcohol-related crash, sentenced them to eight years"
WHAT THE F***! Just because the judge was angry upon hearing this he sentenced them to 8 years more? Is that actual justice?
Honestly, parents need to realize you're only young once and if you're drinking responsibly, it shouldn't matter. Besides, his parents were around that night, it's not like they left the house so they could party without any supervision!
This is ridiculous. I'd tell the cops to go to every house in the U.S and see just how many other moms or parents are buying their kids alcohol and sentence them! Let's just say the jails would be extremely packed.
You must be a alcoholic, Iwould give you 10 yrs 4 being a stupid b#**!h
AMERICAN CITIZEN

Terra Ceia, FL

#9 Jun 17, 2007
Kayla my freinds and i want to come over and smoke some crack with you and your mom at your house.It should be okay ,you are part of the new paris hilton self- destructive drinking and drugging generation right.
Mother of 7

Burlington, Canada

#10 Jun 26, 2007
EXCUSE ME ARE U ALL OUT OF UR FXCKING MINDS!!!!THESE KIDS WANNA HAVE FUN. I LET MY CHILDREN HAVE AT LEAST 30 KIDS AT THE HOUSE GETTING DRUNK AND PARTYING ALMOST VERY WEEKEND. LET THEM HAVE SOME FUN!! JUST MAKE SURE IT DOESNT GO TO FAR! THEY ALL SLEEP AT MY HOUSE TO. AND I DONT LET ANY HANKY PANKY GO DOWN EITHER. REMEMBER WHEN U WERE 14 AND 15. IM SURE U ALL WANTED TO DO THAT!!! GIVE THEM A BREAK!

Poe

“Don't tread on me!”

Since: Apr 07

USA

#11 Jun 27, 2007
Mother of 7 wrote:
EXCUSE ME ARE U ALL OUT OF UR FXCKING MINDS!!!!THESE KIDS WANNA HAVE FUN. I LET MY CHILDREN HAVE AT LEAST 30 KIDS AT THE HOUSE GETTING DRUNK AND PARTYING ALMOST VERY WEEKEND. LET THEM HAVE SOME FUN!! JUST MAKE SURE IT DOESNT GO TO FAR! THEY ALL SLEEP AT MY HOUSE TO. AND I DONT LET ANY HANKY PANKY GO DOWN EITHER. REMEMBER WHEN U WERE 14 AND 15. IM SURE U ALL WANTED TO DO THAT!!! GIVE THEM A BREAK!
Congratulations!!!!! You're this years MOTHER OF THE YEAR!!!!!
Ffx8672

Dumfries, VA

#12 Jun 27, 2007
To Mother of 7:
I have to ask your VERY intellectual question back to you...are YOU out of your f***ing mind??? Forget that the parents were being "responsible" and taking the keys away from the kids. What about the thousands of cases of underage CHILDREN going to hospitals, and some dying, due to alcohol poisoning? What about the liability on the parents' hands for that?
You honestly believe that there is NO "hanky panky" going on at your slumber parties? So, you actually stay up ALL NIGHT and monitor this, right? Hopefully, your 14 and 15 year old child/children don't end up as parents at the age of 16. But at the rate that your "supervision" and wonderful parenting skills are going, let me congratulate you in advance on your being a soon-to-be grandmother.
You guys are all morons

Washington, DC

#13 Jun 28, 2007
conservative americans. you probably are the kind of people that
dont let your kids have a beer until they turn 21. No alcohol of any kind until college, then they go and die from binge drinking.

good plan
i hope you die

United States

#14 Jun 29, 2007
theres nothing wrong with having fun and having a drink in a safe and respectful environment. If anything its better to know how to handle your alcohol at a slightly younger age so you wont be the only one out of your friends passing out or starting fights after all two beers. This is rediculous and I cant believe these people are getting sentenced for this.
mom of one of the kids

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Jun 29, 2007
My (then) child was invited to that party. I didn't let him go. I also know the "dad" from way back. This is not the first time he's been in trouble. My child was not allowed to go. These people used extremely bad judgement and I think they should stay in jail!!
Thinking

United States

#16 Jun 30, 2007
Imagine how much better it could be without drinking. 2 males coming onto you. What if you had been trashed? You wouldn't have been so lucky!
THINK
JustMe wrote:
I went to this sort of parties on occasion as a teenager. Nothing good EVER came of it! On one occasion, a male "chaperone" - a friend of the teens' parents - followed me into the bathroom after i'd been drinking all night, and tried to assault me, I managed to get away, but it still bothers me today. On another occasion, a girl's Dad stopped me in the hall and started trying to kiss on me, being very forceful, again - I managed to get out of the house, but what if I hadn't been able to?
In some places it's legal to allow your teen to drink at home, under your supervision.. But there is nowhere in the USA (correct me if I am wrong?) where it is legal to let others' kids drink.
Laws are established for a reason, and we are supposed to teach our kids to be law abiding citizens, are we not?
It's true that a lot of (too many) parents commit this crime, sure. Does that mean it should go with punishment? We have a lot of rapist and murders in the world too - good thing everyone doesn't think of it that way!
Ffx8672

Dumfries, VA

#17 Jul 2, 2007
"Springfield, Va.- Fairfax County (website - news) Police are investigating a single-car crash in the Springfield area that killed a 17-year-old girl and led to drinking and driving charges against another teen.

Detectives say about 7:19 a.m. Sunday, July 1 a Chevrolet Cavalier was trying to negotiate a curve in the westbound lane of Highland Avenue when the wheels stuck a curb. The car rolled several times, striking a fire hydrant and a street sign before landing right side up near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Hanover Street.

Police say the driver and the passengers were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car.

The passenger, 17-year-old Thu-Thao Nguyen, was pronounced dead at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The driver, a 17-year old Springfield-area male, was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with serious injuries. He has been charged with driving after illegally consuming alcohol. The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending."

I BET THEY WERE AT AN ADULT-SUPERVISED PARTY GIVEN BY A FRIEND'S PARENT - THINKING THAT "HEY, THE KIDS JUST WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME...WHAT'S THE HARM?"

I AM VERY FAR FROM BEING A CONSERVATIVE, AND I ABSOLUTELY DO REMEMBER WHEN I WAS THAT AGE. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING! THE YOUNG MALE DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED IS GOING TO HAVE TO LIVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE KNOWING THAT HE KILLED A FRIEND/SISTER/GIRLFRIEND (WHATEVER THE RELATIONSHIP). WHILE KIDS MAY BE CONSIDERED TO BE YOUNG ADULTS AT THIS AGE, THEIR MATURITY AND DECISIONS THEY MAKE ARE THAT OF CHILDREN.
POUR LUCK

Fairfax Station, VA

#18 Jul 2, 2007
Wm Gavin wrote:
This happens each Saturday night and many times on Wednesday next to a home I own in Mount Vernon, Virginia and though the police come and break the partying up, it will continue the next week. Many times it will start right after school hours and sometimes during shcool. Most times I doubt if many of the girls are even of high school age since the majority of them have any hips to speak of. The neighbors take down the tag numbers of the masses of the cars these juveniles are driving and will present them to attornies if they find any of the cars involved in an accident that night or next morning so the parents in the house can be sued. But it is amazing how parents in that area of the county care less of the health and safety of their children. I'm glad these people are going to jail and hope a whole lot more will follow them.
MORE COPS WILL MAKE ARREST IF THERE'S MORE PEOPLE CALLING IN.
heatherkran

New York, NY

#19 Jul 3, 2007
The television show that I work for is looking for parents who let their children drink in their home to come on television to debate this issue. If you are interested, please e-mail me at heather.kranenburg@mikeandjuli et.com. Thank you!
Michael

Goode, VA

#21 Jul 17, 2007
Man i think you are full of Sh** if that happend that many times you woldn't be able to exscape not if your a teen and they are full grown man and if that also happen then obviously the party was not well supervised i am 20 and my mom vises my parties real well i still wake up the next morning for her to take me to work so i can do my job at XM Sattelite radio your excusses are just to agree with the rest of these people that never had friends or was able to have fun as a kid just admit it, it should be alright to have parties under 21 as long as your atleast 18 and you have someone there to supervise the party
JustMe wrote:
I went to this sort of parties on occasion as a teenager. Nothing good EVER came of it! On one occasion, a male "chaperone" - a friend of the teens' parents - followed me into the bathroom after i'd been drinking all night, and tried to assault me, I managed to get away, but it still bothers me today. On another occasion, a girl's Dad stopped me in the hall and started trying to kiss on me, being very forceful, again - I managed to get out of the house, but what if I hadn't been able to?
In some places it's legal to allow your teen to drink at home, under your supervision.. But there is nowhere in the USA (correct me if I am wrong?) where it is legal to let others' kids drink.
Laws are established for a reason, and we are supposed to teach our kids to be law abiding citizens, are we not?
It's true that a lot of (too many) parents commit this crime, sure. Does that mean it should go with punishment? We have a lot of rapist and murders in the world too - good thing everyone doesn't think of it that way!

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