Brunswick police bust up high school party, summons 15 students

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police broke up an underage drinking party at a local residence Saturday night and summoned 15 Brunswick High School students, including several members of the boys soccer team, for illegal drinking.

Officers responded just after 11 p.m. to the area of Union and Pleasant streets in downtown Brunswick, where an anonymous caller to the Communities Against Substance Abuse tipline indicated the party was taking place, Brunswick Police Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said Monday.

Police found the 15 partygoers — all students at Brunswick High School and all younger than 21 — in an unattached barn near the home of 18-year-old Satchel Toole, Hagan said. The students were allegedly drinking beer and mixed drinks.

Toole was charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol, a Class D misdemeanor. All other partygoers — twelve 16- and 17-year-olds, as well as Angelo Gerardi and Cormick Gaughran, both 18 — were charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. All live in Brunswick, according to Hagan.

Toole’s father was home at the time, but was not charged because he told police he was not aware of the number of teens at the party or that they were drinking. Hagan said police believed him, and added, “It does not appear as though attendees were drawing unnecessary attention to themselves.”

Toole and Gaughran are members of the Brunswick High School boys soccer team, according to media reports. The team is 8-5 after a win Friday against Lawrence High School.

A call to Brunswick High School Principal Donna Borrowick on Monday seeking information on the school’s alcohol policy was not immediately returned.

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CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

Wow! What a surprise.

Wow! What a surprise.

Eric  LeBlanc's picture

Hopefully the jealous nerd who reported the party

Hopefully the jealous nerd who reported the party gets the smack down he deserves

OMG

You don't know how it got busted..they were underage and that's the end of the story buddy....cops could have driven by and seen them, or a neighbor could have called....funny how you assume it was a jealous nerd...Nerds would not give a rats ass about this so called party..

Eric  LeBlanc's picture

Did you even read the article

Officers responded just after 11 p.m. to the area of Union and Pleasant streets in downtown Brunswick, where an anonymous caller to the Communities Against Substance Abuse tipline indicated the party was taking place, Brunswick Police Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said Monday.

Definitely a jealous nerd

CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

So, Eric. How old are you and

So, Eric. How old are you and were you at said party?

Eric  LeBlanc's picture

Too old for that stuff but

Too old for that stuff but young enough to realize that breaking up these parties does absolutely nothing to discourage minors from drinking. If anything it just pushes them further into the woods and more likely to have to drive out while intoxicated. Do any of you remember being young at all or are you all too old and senile to to do so? Teenagers will always get together and drink and there's absolutely nothing that will stop it or even slow it down. It really makes me scratch my head when cops bust a party that is adult supervised and all keys are taken. Real smart morons. I guess it's better if they go to a sand pit someplace, get tanked and drive out. What the hell is wrong with you aging degenerates?

CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

And you're too young to get

And you're too young to get it. And you know, everyone gets older-chew on that.

Eric  LeBlanc's picture

No, I DO get it

and that's the difference.

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