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Resource ID: #17793
Subject: Social Issues
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine
Date: 22-Apr


Inquirer Magazine reports on a party that has divided a community. A group of high school students got together to celebrate a friend's birthday. Her parents checked in at 8:30 and at 10:30, everything was fine. 'The next call we got-around midnight- was from my nephew. 'Come home. There's trouble,' he said.' Teenagers at the party that night say that Bill Murphy, whose daughter was attending the party, came to the house to get her. However, when the teens told him she had already left for the evening, Murphy got upset , dialed 911 and then "took a swing" at a boy. On the other hand, Bill Murphy says that the teens were disrespectful and drinking alcohol, something he didn't want his daughter a part of. After looking for his daughter, Murphy dialed 911 to report the teens. It was then, he says when they told him "it was time for him to go" and started beating on him.. The dispute that evening has left police with unanswered questions and has split families on who and what to believe.

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