Local high school plans to use breathalyzer at prom

A local high school is trying to prevent teen drinking by using a breathalyzer at prom.

Students at Cristo Rey High School in Kansas City, Mo., will be screened at random when they arrive for the dance.

The school bought the breathalyzer a few years ago to use at extracurricular activities.

The whole idea is to keep students safe.

"If they are asked to participate in it, then it's a quick three second kind of thing. Most oblige," explained Assistant Principal Michael Padow. "It's not that big of a deal for them. But it gives some piece of mind to us."

The school said it hasn't had any issues in the past with students being intoxicated at prom.
 

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