My daughter informed me a girl she attends high school with had a party last night where students were drinking and getting high. She mentioned this in passing as she wasn't at the party and isn't friends with the girl involved.
I'm not sure where the parents were but presumably away.
I told my daughter I was thinking about calling the parents up and informing them about the goings-on in their home (I know their names but nothing else). My daughter told me, "Don't bother. X's older sister has been busted before having parties and her parents don't do anything." I do believe this. My daughter mentioned months ago that the older girl had gotten caught by her parents for having a party but didn't get into any real trouble.
I am very much a believer in minding my own business, but I don't feel I can or should in this situation. Per my daughter, kids as young as 14-15 were chugging vodka. Clearly, the risk of alcohol poisoning, driving under the influence, sexual assault, etc. is immense. Beyond which, it's illegal behavior that also puts the parents at risk.
Clearly it's too late to call the police and I'm not sure what the school could or would do. I thought about sending the parents an anonymous letter (to protect my daughter from retaliation) detailing what happened and the potential legal and civil ramifications to the parents should anything happen at their home. As they apparently are aware this activity has gone on in the past, I'm not sure how much good it would do. Any thoughts?