Photo from The Smoking GunOhio teen Jessica Halter, 18, is facing several charges after being removed from her prom for being drunk, belligerent, screaming at school administrators, giving herself a bloody nose while swinging a chair at cops, refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, and kicking and spitting on police officers.
At least when I overdosed on peppermint schnapps at the 10th-grade dance, I had the decency to pass out cold before being carried out by paramedics. And then I drank my Ipecac in the ambulance like a good girl, which probably saved my life.
Oh, drunken teens at proms today ... *sigh*
But seriously folks (yes, I'm sober now; don't worry), I wonder how long it's going to take Ms. Halter to sleep off that hangover, one that's surely physical and excruciatingly emotional.
I know I lived in shame for awhile when it was my turn. Plus, I got suspended for a few days and missed all the dances the rest of the year, and my mom threw away my totally bitchen black dress, which was so lovely (probably not once I was done wearing it that night). What she probably should've done is thrown me and my hangover into rehab -- cause, well, that night wasn't the last time I drank too much, not by a long shot.
But I hear rehab in Ohio's pretty nice ...
What would you do if this was your daughter?