There's a wild story developing in Dixon, which you may hear about on larger news outlets in the coming days. With it being prom and senior ball season, we wanted to share the story.
Thirty-five students from Dixon High's leadership class were banned from their junior prom when someone allegedly left a bottle of vitamin water containing alcohol on the bus that took them to the dance.
As you read this story, think about whether you'd support one of Elk Grove's high schools if they approached the situation similarly.
The 35 students — some of whom had participated in an last week warning them of about the dangers of drinking and driving — were stuck outside the venue when they were blocked from attending the event they had planned. The students said they were bitter about the way the school's administration handled the situation, partly because the school had not provided a Breathalyzer test that was mentioned in a contract students and parents signed.
The contract states: "Students suspected of being under the influence will be subject to evaluation by DHS Administration and/or local law enforcement, including a Breathalyzer exam. The students who are under the influence will have their parents contacted for pick-up."
Students planned to protest on campus Monday by wearing their prom outfits to school and using social media to share their angst.
So, if such a thing happened in Elk Grove, how would parents react? How would students react? How would school district officials react?
Please share your thoughts below.