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HANOVER, VA (WWBT) -

 

Youth as young as 11-years-old seen toasting with wine glasses at a Hanover teen club prompted outrage. Managers at "Studio 360" are now announcing a list of changes and releasing a two page memo for parents.

"It's completely safe here," said teen staff member Devon Vanbuskirk.

Staff members are speaking out after a concerned parent contacted NBC 12. 

"The club is teaching children inappropriate behaviors," wrote the parent who took issue with online promotions showing the youth toasting with wine glasses.

"We don't tolerate any abuse of alcohol or underage drinking," said teen staff member Shannon Madonia. "None of that."

The manager has decided to stop conducting the toast with middle school students. He has not made a final decision on how to proceed with high school students.

"And we're doing away with the sparkling apple juice," said the manager who did not want to be identified. "We are not going to do anything with any kind of beverage for anybody to think that it is misleading in anyway that encourages alcoholic consumption."

The manager has also removed all photos of youth with wine glasses from the club site.

"I have to make these decisions to make sure that the parents feel good about it," said the manager. "That there is not a lot of negative press going around town about this facility."

He is even promising a review of the music.

"If we can't find a clean edit version," said the manager. "It does not get played."

Staff members and the manager insist the club provides a fun and safe environment for youth.

"Neither of our parents would approve of us working here if it wasn't safe," said Madonia.

Youth pay $10 to attend. Only middle school students are allowed on Friday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The venue is only for high school students with a proper I. D. on Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Managers say five adults are present at all times.

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