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.

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