In an attempt to deter underage drinking before the prom, several Long Island high schools have turned to using breath tests to detect alcohol usage.
According to a Newsday article:
Long Island students face suspensions for drinking, and seniors are barred from graduation ceremonies, officials say. Some districts call police when a student is found with alcohol on his or her breath.
While Herricks does not and is not planning to use these alcohol-detection devices, if a student comes to the prom intoxicated, his/her parent is called and asked to pick the student up Principal Dr. Jane Modoono told Patch.
“The student then loses the privilege of participating in the graduation ceremony,” she said. “Fortunately this has not happened in a long time.”
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