Kimberly Kiernan arrested after allegedly drinking with teens, locking up son

Kiernan allegedly locked her young son in a bedroom while she drank with several dozen teenagers. Photo: Palm Beach Shores Police

A 39-year-old Florida mother allegedly locked her 7-year-old son in a bedroom while she partied and got drunk with a group of teenagers, authorities tell the Sun-Sentinel.

The party and arrest happened in the town of Palm Beach Shores, Fla. on July 1, according to a police report obtained by the newspaper. Police say that Kimberly Clark Kiernan was intoxicated in the company of 26 teens between the age of 14 and 17 when police arrived at her home.

She became combative when asked about her son by police, the Sun-Sentinel says. Police had to kick in a locked door to retrieve the boy.

"It's unfortunate that a woman would bring that many kids to her home. The adults are supposed to take care of the kids," Palm Beach Shores Lt. Steve Langevin told the Sun-Sentinel.