Breathalyzers Before Delaware Homecoming Dance? Tell Mom 1st

Some parents are raising concerns about a school administering breathalyzer tests to students attending a homecoming dance.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reports that some parents were annoyed by the practice at Smyrna High School and even felt it bordered on infringing on students' rights. But parents were most concerned about being unaware of the alcohol breath tests in the first place.

The Smyrna School superintendent defended the right for the district to continue the long-standing practice because it keeps students safe. It was started in 1994 in response to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving initiative.

The superintendent said she'll look for better ways to inform parents about it. Breathalyzers also are administered before prom.

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