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    Prom night – nothing could be more exciting, right? My best friend and I had spent hours looking for dresses and doing our hair. It was perfect. We had been waiting for this night since both of us could remember and nothing was going to ruin it. My best friend called me the night before and told me that her parents had to go on an emergency trip to see her dying grandmother. It was a really sad story but what interested us was that she was planning on throwing a huge prom party at her house.

    That night after we got our pictures and dinner, my date and I headed over to her house. I couldn’t believe how many people had shown up! Everyone was there and everyone was having a great time! People were drinking and dancing and everything was awesome. I decided to spend the night over there so that I could help clean up the next day.

    Her parents got home the next morning at about the same time the police arrived. It turns out that someone who had been at the party had gotten into an accident and was intoxicated. The police asked where they got the alcohol and they pointed at my friend’s house. The police were very nice and explained to all of us that adults can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor if they knowingly allow minors to drink on their property (ARS 4-241.H.) Fortunately her parents didn’t know anything about the party or the alcohol! But police also told us that there is still a chance that through their homeowner’s insurance, her parents might get sued (be held civilly liable) because someone got hurt as a result of the party.

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    On 06/08/07
    Mattie from TN said:
    I think teh parents are still partly responsible for it because they should have never trusted a teenager alone.They should have locked up the house and made her make arrangements to go stay with a friend. Sure it was prom night and they just wanted to have fun and yeah it was stupid for that person to drive drunk!! I am so glad tat I read this story cause it really made me look at things in anew way. Because a few weelks ago I had an 8th grade prom at a local hotel and two guys invited my friend and I into thier hotel room and I was so nieve thatI didn`t even think about what could happen.
    On 11/20/06
    alejandra from AZ said:
    Partying is fun but i think you guys are resonsible and more smart to not allow kids to drink at your own party. you should of cancelled the alcohol and told them to quit. they wouldn't tell you nothing cuz you invited them!
    On 09/17/06
    Erica from AZ said:
    Yeah. I mean i love to party and hang out with friends. But you and your friend need to be smarter about who you are inviting and about letting them drive drunk. When ever I have parties or when others have parties we collect keys and we don't give them back until they can prove to use they are able to drive. If your going to throw a party and get drunk, atleast be smart about it. Sorry.
    On 09/06/06
    Stephanie from FL said:
    I have my drivers license and im soo happy that i finally have it!! My parents always protected me way to much they always want to know where im going and when im going to be back and its soooo annoying!! I thought now that i have my permit and all my parents would lay off a little bit but i guess i was wrong!!! I think that im old enough to make my own decisions and make my own mistakes and besides i cant even have a life will my parents down my back!!!
    On 08/16/06
    jessica from AZ said:
    Ok i know i'm only 12 but, that is sad.I think the parents should watch their kids more closly,without making them feel like a prisoner,wich they probibly are but....still .
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