Parents confused after students given ‘completely inappropriate’ prom favor

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 12:50:16-04

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Parents of students at West Allis Central High School in Wisconsin were displeased and disgusted by the inappropriate prom favor given to students on Saturday night.

West Allis Central High School prom favor

Credit: WITI

In the days leading up to prom, school officials warned students about the dangers of underage drinking.

However, the parting gift students received after prom undermined that message.

Students were given champagne flutes with "Prom 2015" inscribed on the glass.

Johanna Rivera, a mother, was disgusted by the gift given to students.

“She tells me `oh Mom, guess what I got for a favor at my junior prom?` And I looked at it and I was quite surprised because it was completely inappropriate,” Rivera said.

“As we were walking out, the whole way leaving prom, you could just hear everybody making jokes about how they`re promoting underage drinking. It was weird,” Ana Kassandra Cavero-Rivera, a student at West Allis Central High School, told WITI.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Office released a statement on Monday.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Office has learned that on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 that the students at Central High School who attended their school’s prom received a party favor (gift) at the conclusion of their prom in the form of what appears to be a glass champagne glass. Neither the WAWM Schools nor Central High School staffs condone the use of alcoholic beverages or material that portrays these types of material. All advisors will be required to pre-approve any further favors (gifts) to their building administrators prior to ordering and/or distributing items like this in the future for any events.”

A school district spokesman says students were supposed to receive a candle with the glass, but for some reason, they only received the champagne flutes.