[rescue] RE: Small schools...

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 08:43:04 CDT 2001

21.  I'm told that France doesn't have a minimum age.  Either that, or
they just don't enforce it.

Joshua Boyd

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, P.A.Osborne wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 01:50:22PM -0500, Chad A. Chance wrote:
> > And those particular words are used ALOT in these here parts. I have heard
> > of many a lawsuit against schools becuase of deaths of students by alchohol
> > & drugs. The government here doesn't really classify you as an adult until
> > you are 24 if you are a student, so the parents seem to think the school
> > should be a babysitter. For most college freshman students, their first
> > exposure to booze and drugs si during their freshman year, it's also the
> > first time they haven't had mommy & daddy looking over their shoulder, so
> > they get completly toasted and many times get alchohol poisoning &/or OD. SO
> > then naturally the parents immediatly think SUE....
> > 
> > Man, sometimes I hate America/Americans...
> Uuurrkk
> At the Unis here its normally a case of 17-18 yr old lad/ettes escaping
> mum and dad and going out and getting a tad rat-arsed.  To be honest in the
> erm six years I have been at UKC I havent heard of anyone dying from
> alcohol poisoning.  I am not saying that people dont get really ill etc
> most young people will experiment and do.   However I guess that we
> havent quite got the same trigger happy lawsuit culture.
> I have to honest and say that I think its outrageous that parents can sue
> a school/uni for their child getting alcohol poisoning.  At least over 
> here the parents have the sense to kick the childs arse - if they bother,
> if they even find out most will just say "well you wont do that again".
> But then we can go out and consume alcohol at 18 - so its deemed out own 
> fault.
> Out of interest whats the legal age for permitted alocohol consumption
> in the US?
> Paul 
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