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Testimony: Parental rights activist did shots with teens at her Buckingham home

Charges against former lieutenant governor candidate Clarice Schillinger head to Bucks County Court


The Buckingham mother who co-founded a conservative political action committee promoting parental rights will face charges of simple assault, harassment and furnishing alcohol to minors in Bucks County Court.

Clarice Schillinger, 36, appeared in district court in Warwick Monday. While her attorney, Matthew Brittenburg, challenged the criminal charges stemming from a party she held for her daughter’s 17th birthday last September, District Judge Stacy Wertman found the commonwealth’s case sufficient to move the two misdemeanor charges and one summary charge forward.

Wertman released Schillinger on her own recognizance. She was told not to have any contact with police and to provide the court 48 hours’ notice if she is moving. Her county arraignment is scheduled for March 1.

Three male teen witnesses who attended the Sept. 29 party testified that Schillinger, who they called “Miss Clarice,” drank with minors in the Buckingham home’s basement, doing multiple shots of vodka with them.

Two bottles each of vodka and rum were on the bar, along with other alcoholic beverages, the youths told the judge. A beer pong table was also set up for drinking games, and one of the boys said he partnered with Schillinger for a round of the game.

The juveniles also testified about several altercations that broke out during the gathering, including some they said were initiated by Schillnger’s then-boyfriend, Shan Wilson, and Schillinger’s mother.

The Sept. 29 party was the second time police were called to the Liz Circle address that Schillinger is renting. On Sept. 24, police reported finding multiple beer cans around the property and in the street and that approximately 20 minors ran into the house as they arrived. Schillinger was intoxicated and uncooperative with authorities, according to court records.

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