Tell Us: Blame Parents for Teen Drinking?
The principal of a Lehigh Valley high school writes a letter to parents beseeching them to stop supplying alcohol and party space to teens before tragedy strikes.
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In this week’s Moms Talk, we’re exploring Teen Alcohol Abuse:
Underage drinking and who’s to blame became a hot topic in the Lehigh Valley this week, when the principal of Freedom High School in Bethlehem wrote a letter to parents in his school’s PTO newsletter, imploring them to stop buying alcohol for Freedom students and to stop providing the kids party locations where they can drink booze. He said that he needed to reach out to parents on this issue before a horrible tragedy strikes.
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