HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Hundreds of parents packed the Hamburg High School auditorium Monday night to learn how to talk with their teenagers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
In April, a letter went home to Hamburg parents telling them it was mandatory for them to attend a 90 minute session if their child was going to the high school next year. It is a new program launched this year for Hamburg and Frontier parents.
One parent who messaged us on Facebook upset about having to attend said, "… if they do not participate, then their children will not be allowed to participate in any school functions…"
"In order to attend an event, like a field trip or a dance, you know, your parents must have taken this mandatory course," explained Hamburg School Board President Dave Yoviene Monday night.