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    At a non supervised swimming spot where there is approx 20 drunk teenagers celebrating their ATAR's. Driniking alcohol in the water...getting rowdier by the hour. The majority of them got their by car. Do you:
    A) Leave them be. They aren't invading on your family swim and aside from some swearing, they're just loud happy drunks.
    B) Call the police because alcohol/teens/water/cars combo and you're worried their celebrations will end badly.
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    Call the police. Definitely.

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    I am in camp B. DH is in camp A. We have left, but they will still be there. More people arriving as we left.

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    My reasoning - preventing a tragedy before Christmas outweighs anything else. I would still call.

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    Your thoughts are exactly the same as mine. I'm worried about the what if's. If they weren't in the water, and hadn't all arrived in so many cars I'd leave them be. The combination worries me.

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    A- what about if they each have a designated driver per car or will catch a cab home? You don't actually know the outcome! Let them celebrate and enjoy making it through high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    A- what about if they each have a designated driver per car or will catch a cab home? You don't actually know the outcome! Let them celebrate and enjoy making it through high school.
    I haven't rung because this is DH's thoughts.

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    no babyG4. with respect. I think it is better to be safe than sorry. I think the police can be notified and they can decide how to handle the teenagers. The police are not necessarily going to arrest everyone, or call their folks or get the kids into trouble. I think it is best to be safe than sorry, and it is best for the police to check the situation, and make sure everyone gets home safe. I agree, young people, drinking, and water and that some are driving, all makes for too great a risk. marie.

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    A - maybe the majority after staying the night? Or they have a bus coming later to take them clubbing? Or taxis/ubers?

    Unless the noise is keeping my child awake at 1am, I wouldn't be calling the police.

    If they all drove, they are legal drinking age so technically not doing anything wrong.

    Let them have fun.

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    I'd probably do B. The cops will come, have a chat, and based on what they hear, leave them be or move them on if need be. They'll also give precautionary warnings if they feel they are warranted.
    It's a bad combination. And I've heard so many stories of drunk people in/near water ending badly. My grandparents live very close to a river and beach. Every year at Christmas we seem to hear a bad story.

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