Students’ behavior at dances raises concerns
Principals say they’ve heard rumors of alcohol, drugs; American Legion says security guards monitor events
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An earlier version of this story incorrectly associated Lodi High School to one of the dances.
Tokay High School Principal Erik Sandstrom
“I don’t get the impression there is anyone inside who is
monitoring anything at all. ... The impression kids leave me with
is it’s (a) free-for-all.”
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am
Dances organized by high school students in Lodi have become a yearly ritual, attracting hundreds of teens, not only locally, but from schools in surrounding cities as well.
These dances are not affiliated with any school, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to rules and order. In many cases, parents chaperone and those in charge of the facilities where the dances are held hire security guards for the event.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 am.