Two Connecticut parents chose a harsher punishment than most parents would take after discovering their teenage daughters hosting a party while they were out of town. According to Yahoo! Shine the parents came home from vacationing to find that their teenage daughters had held more than one party while they were gone. Rather than opting for the normal grounding, these parents took a harsher punishment.
They had their children arrested.
The girls, 15 and 16 years old were arrested Sunday, Oct. 20, by Glastonbury police and were charged with permitting a minor to possess alcohol.
Critics and supporters have quickly taken sides with many parents championing the tough love approach taken by these parents. Officers were reportedly quoted as saying that the arrest was "the right thing to do." However, others have disputed their approach saying that it was too harsh and imposed criminal histories upon their children.
However, this story pales in comparison to the to what happened two weeks before in the same town when parents, Christopher and Shawn Nixon, were arrested after their teen held a party in their home on Sept. 27. Neighbors complained of excessive noise and over 100 teens attending the party. Police found beer, liquoring, marijuana and intoxicated teens. The police believed the Nixons "turned a blind eye" to the illegal activity.