Teen's house party goes insanely wrong
Over 1.5k kids turn up to house party while teen's parents are away.
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An out-of-control house party which caused $US70k in damages had to be broken up by over 60 police cars, reported the Record.com. According to reports, there were around 2 000 teens attending the party, many of them choosing to gather there after finding the hashtag #MansionParty on Twitter.

Just a few thousand of my best friends...

The host was a 17-year-old boy whose parents were out of town, although they'd given him permission to "have a few friends over".

The large property was completely full of kids, and many windows were damaged during the party. Neighbours allege that some teens were using ladders to get into the not-yet-completed house.

There were no injuries, but police arrested several teens for public intoxication and also on assault charges.

Here's one picture to give you a better idea of the chaos:


How can parents avoid their teens hosting mega-parties?

Some parents are happy for their teens to host parties, but in order to ensure these don't get out of hand, it may be helpful to establish some ground rules:

1. No alcohol or drugs

2. Set a limited guest list of kids known to your teen

3. Set a curfew

4. Make sure that at least one responsible adult is present, even if only discreetly

5. Insist that the location and time of the party are not shared via social media

6. Lock doors to rooms in the house which are off limits to party-goers

7. Don't leave alcohol or valuables around

8. Let the neighbours know about the party and discuss with them what kind of end time, parking arrangements and music volume levels will be acceptable

9. Make sure you have contact details of the parents of any kids attending.

Are your teens allowed to have parties at home?

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