October 19, 2017
Not a week goes by when I don't hear a concern from a parent about student use of alcohol and the parties that happen at private homes many weekends. Though all evidence is anecdotal, the basic story from party to party is the same: excessive student drinking in an unsupervised setting, students passing out, engaging in various types of risky behavior, and in the worst situations students being taken to the hospital due to alcohol poisoning. Though most of the parties are at the homes of high school students, middle school students attend with some frequency and we have many examples, once again all anecdotal, of MS students being excessively drunk. Marijuana use is apparently also prevalent.