William Shupe, Chief of Police
20 Court Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Exeter Police Department Offers Graduation Safety Tips
EXETER– With graduation less than a month away, Chief William Shupe and the Exeter Police Department would like to remind students and parents to celebrate responsibly.
The Exeter High School graduation will take place on Friday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Exeter High School.
“Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016!” Chief Shupe said. “We would just like to remind students and their families to be safe during this time of celebration.”
Students, please remember:
- To not feel pressured to drink or do drugs. The penalty for person under 21 years old who attempts to purchase alcohol, makes arrangements to buy alcohol, or uses a fake I.D. is a suspended license for 90 days and a $300 fine. Any person who facilitates or hosts an underage drinking party can be charged with a misdemeanor.
- Never drink and drive. Do not get in a car with anyone who has been drinking or is under the influence of drugs.
- Respect yourself and others. Know your boundaries and don’t hesitate to call 911 if you or someone you know is being abused.
Parents can help their students celebrate appropriately. Chief Shupe recommends that adults:
- Know their teenagers’ plans. Find out where your student is going, who it’s with and what they’ll be doing. Offer to drive your teenager to and from parties.
- If you’re hosting the party, provide non-alcoholic beverages and do not tolerate drugs on your property.Under the Social Host Law, parents are criminally and civilly liable if they allow underage drinking to occur in their homes.
- If an invited guest arrives intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, be prepared to call the person’s parents.