Duxbury Police report kids from across the South Shore were having a grand time celebrating the start of the new year at a bash on Federal Eagle Road last night when officers arrived to bust up the party.
Police say they were able to identify 17 of the youngsters, who came from an assortment of South Shore towns, but that additional teens managed to flee the police.
Zachary Hamadeh, 18, and a resident of the party house, was charged with distribution of alcohol to minors and likely faces additional charges for violations of Covid-19 party restrictions.
Police add they've notified local schools and public-health officials to brace for impact. School officials in other Massachusetts towns, when faced with similar parties, have typically switched to at-home instruction for two weeks.