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PHOTO: Maryland AG Says He's Not Responsible For Stopping Teen Drinking

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The attorney general told the Sun that he stopped by the party for a few minutes to speak with his recently graduated son, who was attending his school's "beach week." He said that his son was not drinking and that it was not his responsibility, either as a parent or a law-enforcement official, to intervene in the party.

"Assume for purposes of discussion that there was widespread drinking at this party," Gansler told the newspaper. "How is that relevant to me? … The question is, do I have any moral authority over other people's children at beach week in another state? I say no."

As attorney general, Gansler publicly spoke against underage drinking in a PSA filmed for a nonprofit that advocates against teen drinking and drunk driving, according to the Sun.

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