Police urge teen safety this prom season

iems-dps_drinkingdrivingposter_male_finalThis weekend marks the beginning of prom season for Franklin area high schools. Between this Saturday and April 23, nine Williamson County high schools will be having prom. A milestone for most, proms turn tragic for others. Franklin Police Officers will be vigilant in doing their part to keep teens safe, and urge parents to do theirs.

“Too often, what is supposed to be a happy time becomes memorable for all the wrong reasons,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Our young people are important to us, so we will be out doing all we can to keep them safe, and to ensure the safety of other drivers out on the road.” 

Parents: Allowing teens to drink at home parties — even your own, is illegal. Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is a Class-A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, and a fine of up to $2,500. Anyone wishing to report an underage drinking party in Franklin can do so, anonymously, by clicking this link or texting 615FPD and their tip to 847411.