TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com) - Prom season is in full swing and for some Hillsborough County teens, that means donning tuxedos or ball gowns and piling into a party bus or limousine for the big night.
Not all students will have that option, though.
Some schools don’t allow prom-goers to book a party bus or a limo. Instead, students are expected to drive themselves or get dropped off by their parents.
One such school is Robinson High School, where Johnny Bush has enforced the no-party-bus rule since he became principal there in February 2012.
“As a principal, you never stop thinking about the worst possible things that could happen,” Bush said.
Prohibiting party buses is meant to curb the under-age drinking that tends to happen inside of them before and after school dances. In 2009, one student needed medical assistance and several more were suspended after drinking alcohol on a party bus on the way to DurantHigh School’s homecoming dance. The incident prompted the school board at the time to wonder if the rules needed to be tightened.
Photo Credit TBO.com