Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler surely has no authority for other people's children, but he, and all adults surely have responsibility for the safety of all children ("Gansler says breaking up teen party was not his job," Oct. 24).

It is up to all of us to help remove youngsters from dangerous situations. Ignore, if you are so irresponsible, the dangerous behavior of other kids, but, Mr Gansler, you left your own son in a place where you knew there was, at the least, teen-aged drinking. Very, very irresponsible behavior.

I am ashamed of you.

Joan Hogan, Annapolis