Brown County authorities: Parents who host, lose the most

As part of the Brown County Sheriff's Office "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a Party to Teenage Drinking" campaign, it reminds parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties, April 3, 2018. (WLUK)

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) -- With prom and graduation seasons coming up, the Brown County Sheriff's Office has a reminder for parents.

Sheriff's officials are raising awareness about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

The "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a Party to Teenage Drinking" campaign is highlighting alternatives to drinking.

The sheriff's office will also be conducting alcohol age compliance checks to ensure bars and stores don't serve to anyone under 21.

"Research has also shown that the way that students get this alcohol is from parents' unlocked fridges and unlocked cabinets. And the 'Parents who Host, Lose the Most' campaign is geared towards parents to encourage parents to lock their cabinets, lock their fridges, make sure their kids don't get alcohol," said Terri Zahorik, nurse at Brown County Health and Human Services.

Last year, Gov. Scott Walker signed a law that prohibits adults from allowing underage drinking on their property.

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