A Massachusetts couple who allegedly let their high school-aged kid throw a party with alcohol and a “complete lack” of coronavirus precautions will face charges for allowing the shindig, which forced a local school to adopt a remote learning plan.
The unidentified parents and their juvenile child were hit with charges for allegedly violating the Bay State’s social host guidelines with the party at their Sudbury home on Sept. 11, NBC Boston reported.
Police responded to the rager that night, sending about 15 of the high schoolers scrambling into nearby woods to evade the cops, a local ABC affiliate reported.
At least 13 other students who spoke to police that night gave fake names — leaving a total of 28 students who were at the party unaccounted for, the report said.
The superintendent of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District said in a letter that the party involved alcohol and a “complete lack” of precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Because of the unidentified students who were at the party, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was forced to start the school year fully remote, according to NBC Boston.
“After the intensity of hard work and planning that has been done to be able to start school with students in-person, we are profoundly disappointed at this sudden change of plans,” Wong wrote in the letter to parents.
The local board of health is asking anyone who attended the party to get tested for coronavirus.