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Letter: School Should Alert Parents to Dangers of Post-Prom Shore Houses

Resident suggests Westfield High School should hold the prom on a Monday or a Tuesday.

Letter: School Should Alert Parents to Dangers of Post-Prom Shore Houses

The school is not informing parents of seniors about the dangers of "the Prom Shore House." Too many parents have no idea. The school does not sponsor or is involved with supervising the kids when they go down the shore after the prom.

Over the past several years many kids got very drunk, have had the police come to the shore houses, have gone to the emergency room, have been arrested, and do I need to mention the drugs being used by the kids? One day someone is going to get seriously hurt or die. Many parents think this is OK'd by the school.

The school must make a better effort of telling the parents; the parent who signs the contract to rent the house MUST be insane; the kids don't even care about the Prom, they are focused on going to the shore house. Parents of seniors better wake up to the fact and start some sort of parent/school meetings.

I said MEETINGS because one is not enough because not all parents will get a notice the first time. Once ALL parents get the facts, then it's buyer beware.

Suggestions:

1) The school MUST make a better effort of what goes on down there 
2) Have the Prom on a Monday or Tuesday.

John Mancini

Westfield, NJ

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