Austin police warn students dangers of drinking at prom

AN LBJ High student using the Alcohol Awareness Program simulator. (KXAN Photo)
AN LBJ High student using the Alcohol Awareness Program simulator. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A pre-prom safety presentation given by Austin police hopes to teach students they can have fun while staying safe.

Officers hope to provide students with the tools to make the right decisions when it comes to underage drinking. They stressed the dangers of drinking and alcohol-related offenses that are prevalent during prom season. The consequences of drinking and driving were shared using several demonstrations to teach students there are repercussions for their actions.

APD partners with LBJ High School, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, and the Travis County Underage drinking problem to warn teens of the dangers of alcohol. This is the programs third year visiting LBJ High School before prom.

“With life skill information, not only they can utilize on their prom night but also for the rest of their lives,” said Antwain Tarver, an APD officer.

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