Stamford High to host teen drinking forum

Just turned on my computer after a long weekend, and found the following e-mail from Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine:

SHS will be hosting an informational forum, open to all, in the SHS Auditorium from 6PM to 8PM on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Various health care professionals and other community representatives will be in attendance to discuss the issues surrounding teen substance abuse and provide valuable information & resources. Parents, guardians, students, teachers and community members are urged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 203-977-4227. Thank you!

The forum comes in the wake of an incident at Boyle Stadium last week, where several teens videotaped a mid-morning drinking party, during which a 15-year-old girl lost consciousness from alcohol poisoning, and had to be transported to the hospital. The girl has since been released, and a half-dozen students have been arrested.

It should be a good outlet to ask questions that are on many minds right now.

Maggie Gordon