Oregon Parents Talk About Underage Drinking

OREGON (WIFR) -- Just months after a local high school student was found dead at an underage drinking party, parents are uniting to prevent a similar tragedy.

Parents showed up at Oregon Elementary School Tuesday night to hear from Doug Petit. He's a national speaker who's own teenaged son got drunk at a party and drowned. Petit told the group that parents are the number one influence on their teen's drinking habits. The idea to bring him to Oregon came from the mom of Jonathan Williams. The 18-year-old died in August after a fight broke out during a party.

Teachers say they may sponsor a similar event for students later in the school year.

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