High school gives out shot glasses at prom

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NEVADA, TEXAS (CBS) - Some high school parents are outraged that a shot glass was handed out at prom. Parents from the small town of Nevada, Near dallas, want to know why their son was given a shot glass as a party favor from his school last weekend.

Joe and Christiana Bailey's son Aaron is graduating in two weeks from Community High School in Nevada. They said their son came home sober at three the next morning, but they were not happy to see the shot glass with him.

"It's the one night of the year that you wouldn't want to give drinking paraphernalia to a kid," said Joe Bailey. "Everybody knows what happens on prom night, why add to it?"

Aaron Bailey said he was confused by the glasses, considering some freshman and sophomores were also at prom. Every student was given a bag full of confetti, a shot glass with the high school's name on it and a pen.

Some students said they joked about it and did not think much of it.

"There were like freshmen and stuff there too and that's just kind of saying hey, make sure you get drunk with your shot glass."

"I got it with a couple of friends, so we, you know, joked about it, but it wasn't too big of a deal."

The superintendent did not want to talk on camera, but said the gift was meant to be a memory glass. One student said several students used the glasses to get drunk that night. The Baileys say they do not want anything from the school. They just want the alcohol glass tradition to end with this year's seniors.

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