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I was thinking criminal, since there weren't damages per se.
I should have also mentioned that the neighbor called the police. When they arrived, there were at least 15 underage drinkers in our hot tub (which we had closed before we left), one boy unconcious in the house and several "couples" in the bedrooms. Most kids ran off, one ended up in PC, the boy was taken to the hospital (and is now fine) and those two, the host and another received citations for underage drinking. My understanding this will likely result in the need to take an educational course
My goal is to scare these kids and even more importantly the camp - as they seem to want to brush it under the rug. Rather than deal strong handedly with the counselors. I had suggested that the camp not invite the counselors back and use the opportunity as a learning event for their next crop. They have basically asked us to "get over it."
I went on facebook and found that several of them had pictures posted from the night - and it just seems to me that they are reveling in the fact that they got away with something rather than feeling the need to take ownership of their actions. Not a single parent has contacted me (though I know that the police have spoken to them). I just feel that everyone is implicitly condoning the behavior and I want to find a way to get folks to do the right thing, without pubicly humiliating the camp (which my children attend).
Understood all of your points. My issue is that not a single adult has held them accountable. I know if it were my child, I would march them over to the house and insist that they apologize, regardless of the consequences. To me, that is parenting, not helping your child evade any responsability. But I appreciate this is beyond the legal question. thank you for your help.
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