This school year, Albert Lea High School students in Minnesota will be taking a breathalyzer test before they are admitted into the prom. School officials are taking to new measures in hopes of cutting back on teen drinking.
Students attending the prom will have to blow into a preliminary capture column of a breathalyzer. A warning light will go on if alcohol is detected on someone’s breath. The student will then be taken aside to have a preliminary breath test.
Those students who pass the first breath test will win a prize, and their name will be entered into a drawing for more prizes. The school hopes to promote a safe and chemical-free prom.