"However, at this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of the Itawamba County School District, after taking into consideration the education, safety and well being of our students."There are lots of articles detailing after prom tragedies, so it's only prudent that this school district ban proms henceforth.
I went to the prom my junior year. It stunk. I skipped it my senior year to run in our sectional track and field championships (200m, 800m, 1600m - a very strange combo, I admit). I don't regret it for a second.