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Westerly middle students drinking at parent supervised party

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WESTERLY, R.I. -

Kids talk and that's precisely what alerted officials at Westerly Middle School to a party that about 20 students attended in the town on Friday the night of January 31st. Parents of kids at that party tell NBC 10 that these 12 and 13 year olds were allowed to drink alcohol by the party's host, who is the father of a 13 year old girl.

Parents learned about the party Thursday when the school called the homes of the children who may have been in attendance, and alerted police.

Westerly School superintendent Roy Seitsinger told NBC 10, "When we receive information that concerns student safety that is not directly school related our administration and staff coordinate with proper personnel to act in the name of students and their families."

We've seen it before, in the case of Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, who hosted a drinking party for high school students which resulted in a horrific crash involving four teenagers. People who spoke with NBC 10 in Westerly referred back to the Serra case while talking about this one; although the kids involved in Westerly are too young to drive, everyone agrees, they shouldn't be drinking.

Police have confirmed that no arrests have been made in the case so far.

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