Wildwood mayor issues ‘senior week’ warning

“Senior week” is just around the corner, and new high school graduates will be headed to the Jersey Shore to celebrate.

One resort town mayor has a warning.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano says “senior week,” when teens hang out at the beach for a week after graduation, is not his favorite time of year.

“‘Senior week’ lasts about three weeks or more and I am not the biggest fan,” the mayor said. “We certainly want the kids to come down time and enjoy of all we have to offer. But I am not a big fan of all the underage drinking that goes on — and we will be keeping an eye out for that.”

Troiano has a warning for teens.

“I just tell these kids if you are coming down thinking that you are getting drunk every day, you are going to have somewhat of a rude awakening when we catch you,” he said.

He says Wildwood has stepped up police patrols to find underage kids trying to sneak into bars.

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