Recently there have been many issues of alcohol poisoning. College students drinking too much, passing out on the floor, and others just staring blindly at them. These college students were killed because no one called 911. Others hestitated, making it too late for help. Their friends were underage and did not want to get in trouble.
Is this right? Should a person risk getting a ticket for "minor in possession" for their friends death? Is it right to ticket a person for underage drinking when they are helping save a life? Or does it teach them a lesson as well?
University of Missouri-Columbia has now proposed a "Good Samaritan" policy to help solve this issue. This would excuse any student who reports an alcohol emergency from harsh penalties. Instead this student may be required to take part in alcohol classes.
Is this what should be done for students? Will this increase the number of incidents or will it help save more lives?