The police report doesn't mention any one being injured as the crowd rushed out of the house, many directly from the basement.
Here's what else the police report (an accusation not proven in court) says happened -- and what it doesn't say that might well have happened in this situation:
- No one was reported injured running out onto the street. (So no family members had to go through the pain of this Ridgefield girl's family.)
- No car accidents were reported, either from someone driving intoxicated or someone speeding away.
- No one was injured in the home as a result of drinking too much alcohol, although there were several bottles of rum and vodka left behind.
Only two people were charged by police -- both residents of the home whose father was in Vermont at the time: Katherine Ray, 18, who was charged with permitting minors to possess alcohol and for possession of alcohol by a person under age 21 in a private place; and her sister, 17, also charged with possession of alcohol by a person under age 21 in a private place.
Katherine Ray told police she had invited some friends to her house using Snapchat, a website that erases messages shortly after they're sent (so that, for instance, parents can't monitor or later find out what messages are passing between their children and other people).
Ray said many more teenagers crashed the party than she had invited -- something police in New Canaan and elsewhere have been told many times before by teenage hosts of many previous parties.
To repeat: this time, no one was seriously hurt, as far as police know.
But there's always a next time.