MADD Issues Statement on Underage Drinking Party in Providence
Thursday, March 22, 2018
As GoLocal reported, "The mother of an underage drinker who ended up at the hospital after attending a party she says was hosted by adults told GoLocal she met with Providence Police on Monday -- and she won't stop until she sees an arrest.
Eric Creamer from MADD provided the following statement to GoLocal, after the Rhode Island School of Design suspended two faculty members at the party, pending an administrative review.
Statement from MADD
Creamer provided the following statement:
“The minimum 21 drinking age is one of the most studied laws in the nation because it saves lives. MADD applauds the Rhode Island School of Design for investigating an off-campus party that led to the hospitalization of someone underage.
MADD strongly supports the criminalization of actions by adults who provide or allow alcoholic beverages at events for underage participants. Underage drinking is an adult problem -- meaning an adult has to supply the alcohol for an underage person to drink – and any adults who do so must be held accountable.”
- UPDATED: RISD Suspends Two Faculty Members Tied to Party With Underage Drinking
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