Keeping Teens Safe During Prom Season

Published 05/02 2014 08:59AM

Updated 05/02 2014 09:07AM

This time of year is common to see teens dressed up in gowns and tuxedos as high schoolers will be attending their prom at various venues throughout the area.

WFFT's Audra Streetman found out what local school districts are doing to keep teens safe as they celebrate.

Teens are searching for the right outfit, finding a date, and some are even renting a limo.

"We sometimes have multiple proms going on at once."

Marcy McKinley helps organize several proms each year at the Grand Wayne Center.  She says many high schools will reserve a prom date a year in advance.

Prom season comes with a heightened awareness of alcohol, specifically the dangers of drunk driving.  Many students will face random breathalyzer tests at prom this Spring.

Park Ginder is the principal of Homestead High School and he says in addition to police detail at the Grand Wayne Center, several employees  will be on hand at Homestead's prom monitoring students.

Parents of course, play a huge role in the safety of their kids on prom night.  Having a plan and communicating with teens is important to know where they'll be throughout the evening.

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