Police: Underage drinking party

Police: Underage drinking party

There are 14 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Feb 6, 2011, titled Police: Underage drinking party. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Vermont State Police report that they responded to an underage drinking party in Shaftsbury on Saturday, which resulted in citations for alcohol consumption to the majority of youth present.

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woodsplitter

Saratoga Springs, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2011
Whoever got them the alcohol needs to learn a lesson that that type of behavior can't be tolerated anymore.People die from alcohol.It seems the only way for someone to learn is throw them in jail.Then they start to learn.they had to have enough if twenty were caught.
GDog

Miami, FL

#2 Feb 7, 2011
OMG! Teens drinking!
Wag the dog

Canaan, CT

#3 Feb 7, 2011
That's some fine police work there, Lou. Probably someone that wasn't invited chose to rat out the party out of spite.
woodsplitter wrote:
People die from alcohol.
Yet alcohol is legal and easily procured from a store, as are many deadly things. Raising kids in a bubble leaves them ill prepared for the real world, teach them to be careful, responsible and to watch out for themselves.
boykid

Middlebury, VT

#4 Feb 7, 2011
where were the parents? how about the other kids parents? I'm not putting all blame on them but they should know where their kids are and what they are doing. parents need to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol, most just have "the talk" but they also need to talk to them about this kind of stuff, and to make sure their kids understand the outcomes if they arent safe when they do this. parents should also drill in their kids head that its ok to wait till they are 21. be above the influence of their friends.
toadstool

West Wardsboro, VT

#5 Feb 7, 2011
I wonder if they had all been soldiers just back from fighting a war in Afghanistan would they have been arrested? It's funny how you can be old enough to fight and die for your country but not old enough to have a beer.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#6 Feb 7, 2011
boykid wrote:
where were the parents? how about the other kids parents? I'm not putting all blame on them but they should know where their kids are and what they are doing. parents need to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol, most just have "the talk" but they also need to talk to them about this kind of stuff, and to make sure their kids understand the outcomes if they arent safe when they do this. parents should also drill in their kids head that its ok to wait till they are 21. be above the influence of their friends.
Have you ever tried to talk to a "teen"? Sure you can talk to them and give them the facts. BUT teens for the most part consider themselves invincible "Oh that won't happen to me". You can talk your head off, BUT if they decide to drink they will. I am not saying doe not talk to them, just be realistic and know they will do as they chose.

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#7 Feb 7, 2011
no alcohol was purchased, it was all brought in from parent's liquor cabinets. so that makes it OK
Lisa

Brunswick, ME

#8 Feb 7, 2011
boykid wrote:
where were the parents? how about the other kids parents?
I hope you don't have kids because you're in for a rude awakening.
woodsplitter

Saratoga Springs, NY

#9 Feb 8, 2011
Where were the parents and who bought the beer?

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#10 Feb 8, 2011
And what parent would go out of town and leave their teenager at home alone without expecting there to be a huge party? HELLO!!!
beer

Brookline, MA

#11 Feb 9, 2011
toadstool wrote:
I wonder if they had all been soldiers just back from fighting a war in Afghanistan would they have been arrested? It's funny how you can be old enough to fight and die for your country but not old enough to have a beer.
Yep, those are the laws. Underage drinking is illegal. The law is in place to save lives, not to restrict the liberties of people. Underage drinking kills many individuals who then decide to drive. I wouldn't want to be on the road if one of those kids decided to drive somewhere.

“Congrats to Green Bay”

Since: Jun 08

Pittsburgh, Pa

#12 Feb 10, 2011
How original is this???? If they want it, they're
gonna find it... Neighbors kid stole 2 cases of beer
out of my cabana bar fridge last summer and it was locked... Caught him on camera and his father just laughed about it....
So how old were these little darlings this time???
office driver

Argyle, NY

#13 Feb 10, 2011
X-Vermonter wrote:
How original is this???? If they want it, they're
gonna find it... Neighbors kid stole 2 cases of beer
out of my cabana bar fridge last summer and it was locked... Caught him on camera and his father just laughed about it....
So how old were these little darlings this time???
cabana? are you kidding me? around here we call that a porch fridge or a kegarator if it has a hole in it.do you drive your "remote office"?
Wag the dog

Canaan, CT

#14 Feb 11, 2011
beer wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, those are the laws. Underage drinking is illegal. The law is in place to save lives, not to restrict the liberties of people. Underage drinking kills many individuals who then decide to drive. I wouldn't want to be on the road if one of those kids decided to drive somewhere.
If it was really about safety age would not be a factor and DUIs (like that recent 5 timer in Shaftsbury) would be dealt with much more harshly. I wouldn't want to be on the road if any irresponsible, inattentive person...regardless of age or reason...decided to drive somewhere.

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