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Spring Break for High Schoolers

It's no longer just college kids taking spring-break trips.

It's high schoolers, too.

And that has some people worried.

John Walters is director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and he says about one in seven spring breakers are 18 or younger.

It's an event associated with drugs, drinking and sex.

Walters says young people are under enormous peer pressure to have fun.

He says a recent report a rise in the startup of bad habits during spring and summer.

And cautions parents need to be aware of what their young people are up to.

The State Department tracks an upsurge in alcohol-related accidents, violent crimes, rapes and even deaths among American students on spring break.

Walters says surveys also show the students who stay out of trouble do so because they don't want to disappoint their parents.


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