In October 2008, UCM homecoming night, a second floor fight broke out in Club Blue, a bar down on Pine Street. The fight caused an ‘all-call’, which meant all emergency responders in the area were on the scene. Shots fired from an unknown source, police used mace, and the whole scene was chaos. Police wrote up many MIP’s, or minor in possession tickets (Clifton).
In January 2014, a sixth grade teacher from St. Joseph, Missouri, reportedly hosted an underage drinking party at her residence. After police received two calls complaining of an underage drinking party, they went out to investigate. Upon arriving at the residence, police overheard people talking, and the after peering in a window, saw teenagers running down the basement stairs. They also found fourteen and fifteen year olds in the presence of empty alcohol cans. The teacher was reportedly asleep, with a BAC of .158 (Hoppa).
In Jackson County, on Halloween night in 2011, a young girl died after colliding with an underage drunk driver. The driver was returning home, after attending a party hosted by an unknown adult. The adult bought alcohol, using money given by the minors, and l...
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