Two recent incidents in Farmingdale have focused attention on teenagers and behavior.
At a school board meeting on May 2, numerous at length about the behavior of students outside . Neighbors said drug and alcohol use was occurring before and after school hours and was a factor in the thefts and vandalism occurring in the community.
Over Memorial Day weekend, many residents near Maple Street complained that large numbers of young drunken teens were roaming the area, screaming, trashing the streets and causing trouble. One woman reported that teens had uprooted a stop sign. Though Nassau County police said they had no knowledge of the incident, neighbors said police were on scene, along with an ambulance and fire trucks.
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So, are teenagers causing problems in Farmingdale? If so, is it just a handful of kids causing trouble? And is it fueled by underage drinking? Or is there a bigger problem at large? What do teenagers have to say? Please tell us in the comments.