a fisheye lense photo of a DC Metro car
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More and more high school students riding the Metro trains and buses disrespect other riders by smoking cigarettes. I’ve seen them drinking beer and smoking weed when I’ve been on the Orange Line too.

Most of them can’t be any more than 15 years old.

Most Metro police don’t want to deal with these kids because it is too hard to prosecute them due to their age. But it is breaking the law, for which they should be held accountable. Parents should step up their game and discipline their children. Let these kids know there are rules when riding public transportation.

A kid’s age should not excuse his or her arrest when they break a law. Especially when drinking and smoking underage!