In Hamilton, Ohio a local woman received a sentence of two years of probation for buying alcohol for four high school students. This was a violation of Ohio Minor in Posession Laws. She also was required to take a parenting skills class. She could have been convicted to 180 days in jail and a fine of $750. But instead she pleased guilty to contributing the the delinquency of a child.
The 17 year old students were charged with underage consumption after they were caught at a local football game while drunk. Most likely they will have to attend Minor in Possession classes.
The woman, Penny Gloeckner was also a parent (though not one of the dunk teens). So even the School Resource officer Deputy Hale was quite surprised of her actions. “Parents just need to understand they can’t do that,” he said.
Hale has been observing the growing problem of underage drinking and he believe that this prosecution will send the message to parents that they will be held liable if they contribute to the problem.