The party buses for prom debate

Tampa, FL -- High School Prom is an event that students look forward to all year.

Teens want to look their best, have a good time and make a grand entrance.

But when it comes to how you get there, some schools differ on the style of ride you are allowed to show up in.

From the fancy dresses to the cool rides at prom, everyone wants to make a statement. In Hillsborough County, how you do it depends on the school.

"Party buses are made for parties," said Robinson High School Principal Johnny Bush.

Students are not allowed to show up to school events in party buses. Schools like Robinson High are attempting to curb the under-age drinking. In 2009, a student needed medical attention and several others were suspended for drinking alcohol on a party bus before a school dance.

Principal Rob Nelson has a different set of rules though at Plant High School.

"We do allow the party buses and the limos, [but] I tell my parents I'm not in favor of that, I'm not a big fan," said Principal Nelson.

In the end, both principals want the same end result: a safe environment for the students while still having a great time with friends, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Plant High School's prom is on Saturday, April 12. Mothers Against Drunk Driving will visit the school to educate the students about the dangers of drunk driving this week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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