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boy was found in an alcohol-induced coma

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,Law & Courts — Vman @ 5:20 pm Mon 8th June 2009

A 13-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after downing a one-litre bottle of spirits in 30 minutes at a sports training camp.

Wanaka police were investigating an alleged theft of a bottle of alcohol from the bar of a backpackers by a 15-year-old boy.

Constable Greg Nolet said reports from other camp participants indicated the boy had drunk the allegedly stolen bottle of spirits after it was produced by another boy.

People “at some stage” needed to be held responsible for the consequences of “peer pressure”, Mr Nolet said.

What I found interesting about this story is a policeman saying that he thought there should be some personal responsibility for consequences. I thought this is a very radical concept for New Zealand. I can’t say I am optimistic but it is fascinating the thought was even published. Obviously a career limiting move by Mr Nolet.

1 Comment »

  1. We seem to be seeing a few of these “Departures” from Auntie Helens nannie state!

    Comment by Alastair — Mon 8th June 2009 @ 5:26 pm

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