Keeping Students Safe For Prom

Schools and law enforcement have stepped up security to keep kids safe for prom.

"A lot of people who do choose to drink and make some poor decisions can easily ruin it for everyone else so I think it's important to make sure that you're respecting other people's values," said Payton Kelly, a Millard West junior.

Millard West students took a breathalyzer before they entered Century Link center--where prom was held--and before they entered post prom, which was held at Millard West.

"We want them to have a good time but we want them to be safe so that they're not out doing things that they shouldn't be. There's a lot of things kids get into these days and we would rather they be here with us where it's safe," said Kellie Wells, a parent on the planning committee of post prom.

Millard West students also had to get to post prom two hours after their formal prom, and could not leave without a parent's permission. Parents planned a night full of fun events and games to ensure students will want to stay.

"These are the only times in our lives that you get to do this kind of stuff and you want to remember it and remember that you had fun," said Taylor Andersen, a Millard West junior.

Omaha police are also adding officers throughout prom season to crackdown on underage drinking.


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