Following its recent , the Smithtown School District has become the banner school for getting tough on teen drinking, and that extends to proms.
With Smithtown High School East set to hold its prom at Villa Lombardi's in Port Jefferson on Saturday, parents have been reminded that school officials will be giving the alcohol detection tests to any students they suspect have been drinking. The penalty for a positive test: Students will be suspended for five days and will not be able to take part in their high school graduation.
Multiple reports this week have pointed to Smithtown's policy, though the school is actually one of 11 on Long Island that will give Breathalyzer tests at proms.
Parents, how do you talk to your kids about drinking, and what, if any, steps are you taking to make sure your teens understand the school's zero-tolerance policy? Let us know.