There is a Toronto high school that wants to make every student attending the senior prom to take a breathalyser test before entering.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says that violates civil rights.
When do civil rights trump safety? Usually when common sense is left out of the equation.
I can remember being a bouncer at high school dances.
It was pretty easy to spot when someone was that intoxicated.
At that point a teacher would step in, and if needed the pay duty police officer at every event, cooled the situation pretty quick.
Having every student take a breathalyser to enter assumes guilt and paints everyone with the same brush.
All this will do is push the party off school grounds to a location where there is no supervision.
If we want to teach them to act like adults, we also have to treat them like adults.
A better idea might be promoting the fact a police RIDE check stop will be in operation in the area the night of the party and encourage everyone to be responsible.
I’m Scott Thompson.