More than a dozen kids taken to the h...

More than a dozen kids taken to the hospital for drinking

There are 43 comments on the WVLT-TV Knoxville story from Feb 10, 2012, titled More than a dozen kids taken to the hospital for drinking. In it, WVLT-TV Knoxville reports that:

More than a dozen kids ages 11-17 had to be taken to the hospital Friday night after they had been drinking at a house by themselves.

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why now

Cosby, TN

#1 Feb 12, 2012
This kind of behavior has been going on here for decades...and they're just now making arrests?
maybe

Livingston, TN

#2 Feb 12, 2012
maybe it is like everything else, NOBODY WANTS TO RAT ON THEIR FRIENDS. The way I understand it, a parent went to check on their child, found the mess and called the sheriff.
DrEvil

Rickman, TN

#3 Feb 12, 2012
why now wrote:
This kind of behavior has been going on here for decades...and they're just now making arrests?
So true just maybe they are afraid to arrest adults so they pick on kids.
maybe

Livingston, TN

#4 Feb 12, 2012
DrEvil, saving a childs life is NOT picking on kids. Go back to the planet you came from.
moms corner

Cookeville, TN

#5 Feb 12, 2012
DrEvil comments like that just show how stupid u really are
hello

Cookeville, TN

#6 Feb 12, 2012
If mine are ever caught i hope they send them to jail for 6 mnths 1st offense it might straighten them out.They need a stiffer punishment.These parents should thank the lord that they were caught or they might not be alive right now.

Since: Sep 09

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#7 Feb 12, 2012
why now wrote:
This kind of behavior has been going on here for decades...and they're just now making arrests?
Probably multiple concerns here and more than a simple "kegger" to get this sort of media, police, community, and medical attention.
Drunk Ass

United States

#8 Feb 13, 2012
Let the little bastards sleep it off and hug the porcilen throne like everyone else. Dont take there candy asses to the hospital
right_on

Cosby, TN

#9 Feb 13, 2012
know without question sheriff had no room in jail for adults who allowed this to happen
Swamp Rat

Livingston, TN

#10 Feb 13, 2012
They got the stuff from the midway store why are those people not in jail and why is the door to the place not pad locked with a sign on it saying it now belongs to the Fentress County Sheriff's Department.
These are rag heads that own it why are the people of Fentress County buying anything from them anyway?????????
Now they have bought a store in Clarkrange soon they will own all the Stores in the County but just like sheep you people keep buying things from them.
babigurl8

Cookeville, TN

#11 Feb 13, 2012
did any of them die because now its going around that they were smoking that fake weed u get from midway and one child died

Since: Aug 11

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#12 Feb 13, 2012
babigurl8 wrote:
did any of them die because now its going around that they were smoking that fake weed u get from midway and one child died
There were no deaths caused by this mess. And a mess it is. Where were the parents of the household? I don't care for what reason, these kids were left alone without proper supervision. Parents should know what their children are doing at all times. Whether it be calling to check up on them or have family or friends to check on them, somebody was not properly supervising their children period!
Country girl at heart

Grimsley, TN

#13 Feb 13, 2012
Years ago parents would toss a kid's room, drawers, backpacks to make sure they weren't smokin dope. Today I guess they think that because the fake stuff can be sold over the counter that it is safe & legal. Wake Up people-the fact that it ok is like saying I can take these pills because a doctor gave them to me. Lets just hope that when these kids go before the judge he doesn't just slap them on the wrist and tell them not to do it again.
wildhild 37

Cookeville, TN

#14 Feb 14, 2012
babigurl8 wrote:
did any of them die because now its going around that they were smoking that fake weed u get from midway and one child died
no one died and the only reason they took them 2 the hospital is because the were smoking that cloud 9,not all of them were on thye stuff and not all were drinking so you guys need to quite running ur mouths u wasnt there i was one parent that had showed up and my child was sober,my child was at the wrog place at the wrong time.......that cloud 9 stuff crystalizes their lungs and they can fall asleep and never wake up......so quit talking about all of those children because they were not your children thank you fo all u noisy pple
wildhild 37

Cookeville, TN

#15 Feb 14, 2012
i dont think you all should be dishes those kids about friday night most of them were in the wrong place at the wrong time!!! no no one died,they took tem to the ER because they were smoking that cloud 9 and it crystalizes their lungs and they can go 2 sleep and never wae up,no its not fake pot it is an inscence,if your kid was not there than y are you saying all this stupid stuff about other pples kids;u wernt there so stay out of it! i was so i have the rightto tell all the truth;any questions just ask no more rumors..........
wildhild 37

Cookeville, TN

#16 Feb 14, 2012
Country girl at heart wrote:
Years ago parents would toss a kid's room, drawers, backpacks to make sure they weren't smokin dope. Today I guess they think that because the fake stuff can be sold over the counter that it is safe & legal. Wake Up people-the fact that it ok is like saying I can take these pills because a doctor gave them to me. Lets just hope that when these kids go before the judge he doesn't just slap them on the wrist and tell them not to do it again.
i dont think all of the kids shold get the same jugement some did nothing at all
what and why

United States

#17 Feb 14, 2012
wildhild 37 wrote:
<quoted text> no one died and the only reason they took them 2 the hospital is because the were smoking that cloud 9,not all of them were on thye stuff and not all were drinking so you guys need to quite running ur mouths u wasnt there i was one parent that had showed up and my child was sober,my child was at the wrog place at the wrong time.......that cloud 9 stuff crystalizes their lungs and they can fall asleep and never wake up......so quit talking about all of those children because they were not your children thank you fo all u noisy pple
You don't sound like a parent to me, but rather you sound like one of the kids! Strange that you would say, "My child was sober" instead of saying my child had not been drinking. Did your child call you or did you drop by? If your child didn't call you then - there's plenty more to the story than being at the wrong place at the wrong time! If you are a parent, then stop complaining about Topix and go keep and eye on your child.
just saying

Saluda, SC

#18 Feb 14, 2012
well when a bank robbery takes place there are usually one that drives the get away car he never held a gun or threated life and took the money but still got the same punishment if your kid was there and they are smart enough not to smoke that crap than they should have been smart enough to call there parents or somebody before it got out of control . the problem is parents let there kids do what ever they want and when they mess up they dont punish them if mine was there whether smoking it or not it dont matter they knew it was wrong .. they would have got in trouble and not just a smack on the wrist but now days kids have there cell phones ipods computers all this stuff and they dont use it for eductional purposes thats why so many kids turn up pregnant at 15 -18 years old cause mom and dad dont care they let them by with way to much ... that is my opion
New Generation

Cookeville, TN

#19 Feb 14, 2012
I really dont know the truth here but I do know this our country has gotten away from what it means to be responsible in the home. The raising of the child begins at home. Moms and dads will be held resposible for how they raise their kids. These kids are our responsibility as parents. They were given to us by God as a gift. This may not sound "Politically Correct" but God has given us our kids for a short period of time. We only get one chance. These kids did wrong and I hope they learn from their mistake but there is hope guys for our youth. the big problem is that we as adults dont do the best job of setting the example for them to follow. My prayer is that this event causes them to wake up and realize that life is so precious and its a gift from God. It should not be taken lightly. And for the parents...love your kids you only get one chance...make it count

Since: Jun 08

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#20 Feb 14, 2012
New Generation wrote:
I really dont know the truth here but I do know this our country has gotten away from what it means to be responsible in the home. The raising of the child begins at home. Moms and dads will be held resposible for how they raise their kids. These kids are our responsibility as parents. They were given to us by God as a gift. This may not sound "Politically Correct" but God has given us our kids for a short period of time. We only get one chance. These kids did wrong and I hope they learn from their mistake but there is hope guys for our youth. the big problem is that we as adults dont do the best job of setting the example for them to follow. My prayer is that this event causes them to wake up and realize that life is so precious and its a gift from God. It should not be taken lightly. And for the parents...love your kids you only get one chance...make it count
Thank you for such a great post..

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