Casino-style prom worries parents


Parents in Pennsylvania are concerned about the topic of Stroudsburg High School’s upcoming prom. That The students chose a casino themeapproved by school officials.

the prom, which is scheduled for May 7th, will feature casino dealers teaching high school students how to play various table games. Students are given counterfeit money which they can use to play various games such as roulette and blackjack.

One parent, Heidi Sweetser-Cohen, expressed their concerns about the Pocono update, administrators for approving the topic blow up. She noted that it was illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to gamble in Pennsylvania and warned of the potential harm it could have on young students.

“The school has a responsibility to protect its students. You are not protecting students by teaching them behavior that has addictive properties. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to gamble in a casino under the age of twenty-one. They literally bring in dealers to teach these kids how to play these games properly. Why? With the information on gambling addiction, this should have been a no-brainer. I feel like they just want to be friends with these kids, like parents who want to be their kids’ friends, not their parents. I think they want the kids to like them and they don’t want to say no,” Sweetzer-Cohen said. “That’s a bad principal.”

School officials have not commented on the controversial issue.


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