Teen Back In The Hospital After Dangerous Prank

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email
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A 15-year-old Georgetown teen returns to the hospital Sunday and a teenager is in jail. All because of a hazing incident that took a dangerous turn.
It happened Friday night when the David Grondine, 15, and two other young men were drinking.
Grondine's parents tell 27 NEWSFIRST when Grondine passed out the boys then wrote obscenities on his skin with paint and nail polish; before dumping the teen in the driveway.
Grondine's sister, April, found the teen early Saturday morning. He was then rushed to the hospital where he was in the I.C.U for 12 hours.
Grondine's parents tell 27 NEWSFIRST his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
19 year old Bradley Wolfinberger was arrested Sunday morning, charged with unlawful transaction with a minor.
Grondine was listed in fair condition at U.K. hospital Sunday night.


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  • by Disabled Location: Formerly of Kentucky on Aug 14, 2007 at 09:25 PM
    Just to clear up a few points, having a blood alcohol level more than 3 times the legal limit is not "allergic", it is TOXIC. As a RN who has worked ICU for 15 yrs, one doesn't get admitted to ICU for just being drunk. This young boy is also probably alcohol "naive" meaning he doesn't drink every day. If so he can become easily POISONED by alcohol. Has no one been reading about the 2 college students from NJ, one died and another is still in the hospital after a hazing. The DA has brought charges against everyone involved including the dean. Would anyone want this 19 yr old in jail if he had Died? Not only did they let this young teen get overly drunk but they didn't seem to be very sympathic to his problems. They set out to humiliate him by painting all over his body and then dumped him in the drive. Is this anyway to treat a FRIEND? I'm praying for this young man's recovery and his sister's help. Divorce is difficult on even grown children, and especially teenagers.Parents need help.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:49 PM
    Apryl, I beg to differ. you say at the age of 15 "All kids that age experiment with things like that" I never experimented with booze at that age and I know my daughter did'nt . At that age I was having fun with my friends , not boozing it up because I was "depressed" about anything,or "feeling down". Get the kid away from his 19 year old "friends" and get the kid a hobby that doesn't involve booze.
  • by nel Location: lex on Aug 14, 2007 at 02:28 PM
    Just tryin to dispel my abusive image, VofR :)
  • by jlynn Location: Fleming Co. on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:19 PM
    to Apryl - I think it is great that you were looking after your brother and I know that divorce is very difficult, but if you are responsible for him, you HAVE to know where he is and who he is hanging out with. Maybe you trusted these friends, but still, a 15 year old really doesn't need to be running around or hanging out with 19 year olds. I hope your brother is okay.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:43 AM
    Mel - you were too soft on Kassi. I found more than one problem with her posting. Good thing she is pre-law and not an English major. Maybe next time she might be "pre-pared" LOL!
  • by Barb Location: McCreary Co. on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:16 AM
    So the 19 yr. old is the adult, but in the state of Ky. he still should not be able to purchase alcohol. I remember being 19 and I made a lot of childish choices at that age.
  • by Barbara Location: Lawrenceburg,Ky on Aug 14, 2007 at 10:01 AM
    STUPID IS .. STUPID DOES.... HAZING,come on,, Grow up people... And no it's not kids will be kids.... this is stupid... the parents need to disapline....
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:54 AM
    He didn't get his nails painted, he got his skin painted; but it appears that alcohol poisoning was the reason for admittance to ICU. The fact that he was painted after losing consciousness and then dumped in a driveway makes me a little angry. Posting that it's a ridiculous story when you're a young law student without children who doesn't know the difference between "there" and "their" is ridiculous.
  • by Not suprised Location: Lexington on Aug 13, 2007 at 07:40 PM
    HAZING???? Sounds like a bunch of drunk kids to me. Just so happens he was allergic. Happens all of the time. He got his nails painted. One football player I knew got his eyebrows shaved off when he was passed out.
  • by Disabled Location: Formerly of KY on Aug 13, 2007 at 07:23 PM
    It's time for everyone to calm down and look at the facts. First the boy in the hospital is a minor, secondly the man to be charged leading to this boy's delinquency is 19 yrs old an adult in our society. The 19 yr old was responsible for the boy while in his company, therefore he is to be held accountable for the drinking. The 19 yr old may not have forced it down the boy's throat, but by his being an adult he should have called a stop when appropriate. Parents have a hard time this day especially with teenagers, they can think their friends are ok when truly they are not. Also, as parents we do need to have a level of trust with our children, but sometimes trying to fit in leads them astray occasionally. Would you still be saying turn this 19 yr old man free if the boy had died?

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