The Marietta Police Department is fighting to keep young teens away from controversial foam parties.
Officers are asking the City Council to help crack down on the teen parties that spread through social media. They are concerned about clubs hosting the parties selling alcohol to underage teens.
Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt found online ads for the parties saying, “No ID required.” One event is scheduled Friday for a club in a strip mall on Franklin Road.
“It really causes a problem, especially when alcohol is involved. We know that there’s guns and violence involved,” Officer David Baldwin told Cavitt.
Baldwin said things get hectic when teens congregate in parking lots after the foam parties. In one case earlier this year, an officer was hurt trying to break up a crowd.
Police want councilmembers to tighten ordinances regarding age limits at the parties, “To really make it to where nobody under the age of 21 is allowed into any of these parties that’s being hosted in an establishment that’s either a bar or a lounge,” Baldwin said.