Crime accelerates the first week of spring vacation.
In what could be called every parent's worst nightmare, a string of rapes has occurred in the span of one week in Daytona Beach, Fla. -- during the first week of spring break.
While the details are fuzzy, cops say that drug- or alcohol-use was involved, and three of the victims were unconscious when assaulted.
Only one arrest has been made. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood told the Orlando Sentinel, "I can't tell you how many of these incidents aren't reported." According to Chitwood, a big reason many women hesitate to come forward and report the crimes is because they don't want their parents to find out.
The good news is that officials are beginning to crack down on illegal behavior such as violence and public urination (yes, seriously) by installing extra garbage cans and public toilets on beaches, along with video surveillance equipment.
Recently, the U.S. government issued a warning regarding teens traveling to Mexico, urging them to be careful when near the border due to tensions between the U.S. and the Mexican drug cartels.
Given all we know about spring break today, is it wise to allow your kid to go?
Tell us: Would you let your kid go away for spring break? How do you prepare them to stay safe?