Melrose Police Department

*Joint Press Release* Melrose Police Department and Melrose High School Provide Prom Safety Tips

Michael Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Cyndy Taymore, Superintendent
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

*Joint Press Release* 

Melrose Police Department and Melrose High School Provide Prom Safety Tips

MELROSE – As prom approaches next week, Police Chief Michael L. Lyle and Melrose High School Principal Marianne Farrell are working to ensure students and parents have positive and safe experiences.

MHS senior prom will take place on June 1 at Gillette Stadium.

For students, prom can be one of the most memorable and exciting events of their high school career, but for parents, it can be a stressful night. Students should remember their decisions can have long-term consequences.

Chief Lyle and Principal Farrell ask that parents reinforce the importance of good decision making with their children and facilitate conversations often and regularly about potentially destructive choices.

“Students, please celebrate responsibly,” Chief Lyle said. “Do not drink and drive and never feel pressured to participate in illegal activities.”

“Parents should sit down with their children and have an honest discussion about acceptable behavior before, during and after prom,” Principal Farrell said. “Set expectations and rules so that students go into the night with a set of guidelines to ensure they remain safe and responsible.”

Tips for students to stay safe before and after the prom:

Parents can play a large role in helping their children have a safe, yet memorable evening.