CARLSBAD–The end of the school year approaches and with it there will be many landmark celebration events. From graduations to end of school year parties, June is a time of celebration.
Unfortunately, all this celebrating can also lead to an increase in underage drinking. The police department warns that alcohol is the leading factor in cause of death among youth and reports an increase in underage drinking incidents during the graduation season.
“Let us all work together to prevent these joyous occasions from being marred by alcohol related tragedies,” said Chief of Police Gary Morrison.
The police department would also like to remind adults that providing teens with alcohol or hosting underage drinking parties is against the law. Adults who ignore these responsibilities can face mandatory fines under the Social Host Ordinance.
One bad decision can cause a lifetime of consequences. Make safe, alcohol-free choices this graduation season.