When a couple from Glastonbury, Connecticut, returned home from a weekend getaway to find a rowdy party going on at their house, they did what most people would do – called the police. When they realized that their 15-year-old and 16-year-old daughters were two of the twenty or so minors with alcohol, they did what many would not – had their children arrested and sent to prison.
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl who live at the home, according to the Hartford Courant. Their identities have not been revealed because of their ages. The two females were charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol.
The girls had thrown parties on the Friday and Saturday nights that their parents were out of town. They had tried to get a third event going when they were surprised.
Police said that many children ran from the house when officers arrived and that the parents did the ‘right thing’ by calling them to the scene.
This is noteworthy because many parents would, meaning well, try to protect their children from getting in trouble with the law and just handle matters privately. After all, no parent wants to see their child handcuffed and escorted into the back of a police car.
However, by holding them responsible for breaking the law, these parents are teaching their children accountability, and that’s a win in my book. If more people were held accountable for their actions from an early age, there would be a lot less crime and corruption in our society today. Hmm….maybe we should send this couple to Washington to straighten our politicians out, too.
What do you think about these parents’ decision to have their law-breaking teens arrested? Way too much or Parents of the Year?