… In real life, it can get you arrested.
Two Yankton teens learned that Wednesday night.
A report was received at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday of suspicious activity on the Yankton Middle School football field along Burleigh St. A 15-year-old male and a 15-year-old female were allegedly having sex on the 50-yard line. (Note: Wednesday was the longest day of the year. There was still plenty of daylight at 8:47 p.m.)
When an officer arrived, they were no longer on the 50-yard line but were apparently in a position to be charged with indecent exposure, sexual contact with a person under 16 and lewdness.
When speaking with Police Chief Brian Paulsen, I asked him if he had a message for kids, such as, “Use your heads.” Before those words were completely out of my mouth, we were both in agreement that was not the way to phrase it.
Rather, Paulsen advised parents to keep track of their kids and know their whereabouts at all times. Also, establish clear rules of when they can “see” a boy or girl.
I know, it sounds easier than it is in practice. Kids will be kids.
I remember. You probably do, too.
Good luck, parents.