#8: Been through it several times. A lot of drinking occurs throughout the week. Doesn't matter what you tell them or how great, mature etc. your student is...it's everywhere all week long. You have to prepare them to be safe, no jaywalking, stay together, check in etc. It is really hard to say no after they have looked forward to it for four years and their siblings have gone. Many, many underage drinking citations are given even if you do not have any alcohol with you or if you haven't been drinking. The police can give groups of kids citations if one has alcohol and they are all together as a group or at a party. The only way to stay 100% safe is not to go at all.
It's the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters.
"It's trauma season," said Kari Cheezum, the hospital's trauma program manager.
Nearby Ocean City is coming off a dangerous summer for beachgoers. Town lifeguards summoned ambulances an average of more than once a day last summer, more than twice as often as a year earlier, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Three people drowned, a higher fatality count than officials usually see.
HC DrugFree is saddened to hear of the recent death by drowning of an 18 year old Montgomery County high school graduate during Senior Week in Ocean City.Click below to read the full article from an ABC News affliate aboit the imcident.