The teens were caught drinking at a rented house early Sunday, authorities say
Fifty-five high school seniors from New Jersey were busted over the weekend for drinking at a home in Vermont rented by parents as part of a “right of passage,” Vermont State Police said.
The teens, whose hometowns weren’t disclosed, had a “vast quantity of alcohol” as well as marijuana when troopers arrived at a home on West Hill Road in Jamaica, Vermont at about 12:35 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Sgt. Ryan Wood says no adults were present. He was told the teens were on winter break from school, and that about 17 of them, along with their parents, had rented the large home as a “right of passage.”
Troopers collected the alcohol, supervised the teens as they destroyed it, called their parents and issued them paperwork for juvenile court diversion programs.
Parents were called to the scene to take custody of the juveniles.
State Police were originally called to the home to investigate a separate vandalism complaint.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report
Source:: New Jersey Real-Time News