Junior high school kids found drinking in park

A local resident in Itoman called police after seeing four junior high school boys and girls having a party and drinking alcohol in a park in Maesato, Itoman City, on Apr. 6th.

Itoman police sent a patrol to the park who rounded up the juveniles and took them to the police station where they “gave them guidance,” in other words a good chew-up and then called their parents to pick them up. The kids were all 12 to 13 years of age.

According to police, the boys and girls in the group are friends, and had been drinking awamori in the park from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. All local schools are currently on spring break.

Questioned about how and from where they had gotten the awamori, they only said, “We picked it up.”