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Parents in Weston CT have been warned to stop drinking at youth sports games

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An exterior of Weston High School in Weston, Conn., shot Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Superintendent Lisa Wolak warned parents to stop attending “happy hours” at youth sporting events on Wednesday.

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WESTON — School officials are reminding parents that alcohol is prohibited on campus after it was discovered adults were watching their children’s sporting events, according to Superintendent Lisa Wolak.

“It has come to our attention that adults encourage happy hours at youth sporting events and post those events on social media,” Wolak said.

Wolak called the behavior “completely unacceptable” and said the consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus was “strictly prohibited”.

The school also reminded parents that alcohol consumption increased from 3% to 10% among seventh and eighth graders, according to a recent Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program survey.

“There are many events happening this spring and I expect adults to refrain from consuming alcohol on school grounds and set an appropriate example for our young people,” Wolak added.