Show Up Drunk to Prom, Be Ready for Breathalyzer?

By Jane Geelan-Sayres
|  Thursday, Sep 22, 2011  |  Updated 8:07 PM CDT
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Argyle Mulls Bringing Breathalyzer to Prom

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Dress, check; shoes, check; corsage, check; Breathalyzer... Well, wait a minute. 

Officials at Argyle High School are considering breath tests at next spring's prom in hopes of keeping students from showing up drunk to the dance.

During a school board meeting on Monday night, Argyle High School Principal Jeff Butts said staff members who are trained in using breath tests would administer a passive test. Those tests can sense any alcohol in the air.

Students who tested positive for alcohol would be pulled aside for a more extensive test. If that test comes back positive, the students' parents would be contacted and disciplinary action will be taken.

Butts told the Denton Record-Chronicle, he plans on doing more research and will make contact with other high schools who have implemented similar plans, before it comes back to the school board.

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