Kids today. They drink and do drugs and have wild sex parties and listen to shitty music. And all despite an ever increasing amount of abstinence education. The message couldn't be simpler: don't do it. Any of it. And yet somehow it hasn't gotten through.
It's prompted one Long Island (Christian) high school to cancel the senior prom. But not because they think it will end the drunken prom orgies, they're not that naive. They just don't want to be sued when someone, for example, steals the key to her mom's cabin and then gets into a drunken brawl at a wedding the next day while looking for the key which her sister had stolen back and ends up in the hospital (see section 9).
And then there's this:
2) Over the years parents have become more active in creating the “prom experience,” from personally signing for houses for a three day drug/sex/alcohol bash, to mothers making motel reservations for their sons and daughters for after prom get-togethers, to fathers signing the contract for Captain Jim’s booze-cruise out of Huntington for an after prom adventure.
If that's true, it's a much bigger problem than a little drunken debauchery. The whole point of the prom is to mark the transition from childhood to adulthood. Kids can have sex anywhere (and do). The reason renting a hotel room is significant is that you do it yourself. It's sort of but not really rebellion, it's a statement that you are no longer a teenager in school, you're capable of making your own decisions and doing things for yourself.
What the hell is the point of your parents planning and paying for your big I'm-an-adult-now gesture? Instead of showing the world that you're ready to take your place in society, you're showing that you're not ready, that you still need your mommy to do everything for you. You can't even rebel on your own. Fucking babies.