May 17, 2013

Prom and Graduation are coming up – be careful and be safe

It is prom and graduation season, with Marathon’s prom tonight, Coral Shores High School prom tomorrow night and Key West High’s on June 3rd. Graduations are coming up for all three schools in early June. Many students are planning to attend those events and many also intend to go to parties before or afterward.

Remember: no one wants to end their prom or graduation night in jail or in the hospital, so make sure to follow the law when it comes to alcohol and drugs. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess or ingest alcohol. Possession of illegal narcotics is, of course, a serious crime as well.

And parents, it is against the law to provide alcohol to someone under the age of 21, even in your own home under your supervision.

Make sure your teen is safe. Know where they are going and who they are going with. Check in with them frequently to make sure they are safe and sober. No one wants a student in Monroe County to wind up dead or badly injured because they made the wrong choice and chose to drive while impaired.

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