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Town of Princeton Will Host ‘Alcohol Liability’ Forum in May

The town of Princeton will host a forum on liability issues related to underage drinking in private homes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 18 at the municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street.

Princeton Prosecutor Reed Gusciora, police officers, and an emergency room doctor from the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro will speak at the forum.

Princeton Council President Lance Liverman said the forum was not organized in response to the underage drinking incident the weekend of April 2 that made international news. He said the forum was scheduled two months ago.

A photo of several Princeton High School students playing a game called Jew vs. Nazi beer pong in the basement of the home of a prominent Princeton family was sent out on Snapchat the weekend of April 2. A classmate who was shocked and appalled about the photo took a screenshot and wrote a blog post about the photo. Some of the students involved in the game were athletes, and some students were PEP peer leaders. Some of the students at the party were from Cranbury.

In New Jersey it is not illegal for minors to possess and consume alcohol on private property such as a home, but it is illegal for anyone to serve alcohol to minors or to make a place available for minors to consume alcohol.

 

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Krystal Knapp

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3 comments

  • I think it’s good to see that they are discussing this.

    Perhaps , the school Principal, Gary Synder, or maybe the co-leaders of the PHS PTO, could invite parents of PHS students to attend as part of what they are doing in responding to the recent incident to this – or host something similar at the school.

  • In Princeton it is not illegal for minors to possess and consume alcohol on private property. It is illegal in most municipalities.

    Will Liverman be speaking about driving under the influence? He would be an excellent source of information about how to get re-elected after an arrest and then vote against criminalizing under age drinking.

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