My 14 year old son has been hanging out with new friends. I told him I wanted to meet them. Yesterday he had them come over and go swimming. They were here a couple of hours and seemed fine. I had to leave and pick up my older son, so I told him that his friends had to leave. He asked if he could go with them and I said yes, be home by 8:00. I got home about an hour later and he was home already. About 9:00 there was a knock at my door and a mother and her daughter was at the door, and the girl was staggering drunk and threw up all over my house. Supposedly they begged him for alcohol and when I left he came back in and gave these 3 kids a bottle of vodka. He didn't drink with them, but he gave it to them because they kept asking. I normally don't even have alcohol, but this weekend we had a huge surprise party for my mom and this was what was left over. How long would you ground him, I already took all electronics away last night, phone , computer, games, and he won't be allowed out of the house. He has never been in any major trouble before.
(UPDATE) The corporal from school called and I went down and talked to him for hours. He read me the police report, and yes, they had the mother get her and take her home from the scene, but she brought her straight to my house. The only one that will be in trouble is my son and the school corporal is in charge. He told me in so many words after he interviewed my son, that two of these kids are major trouble and not to let my son near them, no details just warned. He said he has know doubt they used him and asked for the alcohol, and he knows my son is a good kid. I am not in any trouble, and he's not sure what to do with my son yet I will find out tomorrow, the worse case scenario he will have to attend a preventative class. He also said a whole summer grounding is ineffective, I told him I was thinking about two months, he said that was too much and doesn't work. The goal is to make sure it doesn't happen again, and talked about how we do that. He also thought a month was too much, but I think that is what I am going to do.
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