Shepherdstown wants to cut down on partying
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Underage drinking is a college tradition that Shepherdstown officials want to end.
On Tuesday, after five months of study and planning, Shepherdstown police and the Free Our Citizens of Unhealthy Substances Coalition unveiled their plans for the Shepherdstown Underage Drinking Project.
The effort will range from "party patrols," where police officers plan to crash parties to search for underage drinkers, to volunteers passing out brochures about the health risks of alcohol, officials said.
Shepherd College students interviewed after Tuesday's announcement said they like the idea of more controls.
"I think it's a big problem," said Heather Dillow, 21, a senior at Shepherd. "The freshmen come in and it's the first time away from home and their parents. They think there's no rules or anything and they think they can do anything they want."