Gainesville ISD Superintendent Jeff Brasher doesn’t want his students to be a part of that statistic that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that teens are at a greater risk of alcohol related fatalities. So when his High School students show up to their prom they’ll be greeted by Armed Police and have to submit to a breathalyzer test with a literal zero-tolerance. If they blow 0.00 they will be allowed to enter, anything higher Brasher says “Will result in them being escorted to a holding room and there will be some administration there and the parents will be contacted and asked to pick them up, no handcuffs, no charges just an end to the night.”
“We’re just trying to be proactive and prevent and do everything we can to keep our kids safe, we sent letters home to parents to notify them that we would be administering a breathalyzer test on prom night.” Superintendent Jeff Brasher continued.
About 800 students with dates are expected to attend the dance and after party after giving up their saliva and breath. Brasher has been heading this district for the previous four years, and these invasive breathalyzers were strictly his idea. This will probably not be his last bright idea, what next blood draws to get into the football game?
Penny Nichols, a parent of a senior and a former school board member says, “I personally feel like it’s a great idea, this is not the time or place for alcohol, it gets the message out to the kids that the school district is taking it very seriously.”
Nichols said she hasn’t heard any criticism of the idea, only about it taking up the time for the teens to have fun, because every single student must pass the breathalyzer test. Some of the students even made fun of the test by taking “breathalyzer selfies” as they entered the prom. With a professional breathalyzer costing anywhere from $200 dollars or more and the mouthpieces at about .35 cents each, that’s approximately $760 just in accessories to keep these kids alcohol free during a once a year dance.
This will just simply deter them to go to prescription pills and or other mind alternates. If the prom is obviously alcohol free then what is the big deal, how will there be any fatalities inside an enclosed auditorium and what about the use of mouthwash before the date night? Some free families have beer and wine with their dinner in a cultural sense or just part of normal life. These kids are being hammered with authoritarian measures left and right with no clue that it’s a blatant violation of their Human Rights. Back in 2012 students in New Jersey refused these same tests and invoked their 4th and 5th amendment rights with no success and missed their own prom.
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