New Jersey High School Bans Limos From Prom
According to CBS2, Lakeland Regional High School in Passaic County, NJ has banned students from using limousines on prom night. In fact, any student who wishes to attend prom must take "school-provided chaperoned buses to and from the venue," which is approximately 45 minutes from the school.
Superintendent Hugh Beattie told CBS2 that in addition to curbing underage drinking, the new policy is also meant to provide "safety and equity for all students."
Some students and parents are upset about the new policy. They feel that a limo or party bus is part of the prom experience.
Prom has become a right of passage for students, but it actually dates back to the 1800s.
According to Bustle.com, "prom" is short from promenade, “the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party" and dates back to a college tradition in the mid-to-late 1800's. The site goes on to say that prom expanded to high schools in the early-1900's.
CBS2 says that most Lakeland students they spoke with said they will "still have fun" without the limos or party buses.