Young Students Urge High Schoolers to Be Safe During Prom
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) -- A school district in southern Minnesota is delivering a
positive safety message to students attending prom.
Instead of seeing a mock crash as a reminder to be safe, each of the 250 students who attend prom in Austin this weekend will receive a letter from an elementary school student, urging them to make smart choices.
The letters from the second- and third-graders at Banfield and Neveln
Elementary Schools are part of the school district's Positive Community Norms
method designed to reduce illegal substance use.
Program coordinator Bill Spitzer says the goal is to highlight the positive.
Some letters include hand-drawn pictures. One reminds the prom-goer to be
respectful. Another says the student should bring a first aid kit in case
someone breaks a bone while dancing.