Drug test required to attend prom

April Bautista and Angel Mendez

Students will have to pass a drug test to attend prom this year 

In a recent study done by NDA (National Drug Association) 53% of teens have reported that they have taken illegal drugs. More high school seniors smoke marijuana than smoke cigarettes and 12th graders who smoke marijuana are 65% more likely to crash their car. Among 12th graders in the U.S., one out of eight drove after smoking marijuana at some point in the last two weeks. The consequences of addiction include brain abnormalities, slowed thinking and impaired learning and memory. It can also deplete the brain of certain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, sending high schoolers into a prolonged depression and leaving them susceptible to more destructive behaviors. These facts lead Morton High School to have a mandatory drug test for students who are planning on attending prom.  

 “I was planning on going to prom but after I heard of the drug test, I changed my mind.” senior Heriberto Delgado said.  

Nevertheless, some students still don’t mind it. 

“The drug test didn’t really change my mind,” senior Angel Mendez said.  

Although, this decision will affect students the most, teachers still have something to say. 

“I’m glad to see them cracking down on substance abuse. I know that when I was in charge of prom, we had to prohibit a couple on intoxicated students from entering” English teacher Kent Frankfother said.  

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