Kids Who Play by the Rules Punished for Older Dates, Marijuana Mix-Up and Christian Ethics
Sarah Heideman’s dreams went up in smoke, literally, last weekend when she and her date were barred from entering their senior prom at Colorado’s Brighton High School.
Her boyfriend of two years reeked of pot, and police refused to let him in to the dance. But Jason Schweinsberg, who is often wracked with pain because of injuries from a car accident, has a legal prescription for medical marijuana.
Now, Heideman, 18, has retained a lawyer and wants someone to pay for the $500 she had spent on her dress, dinner, hair and prom tickets.
“I was crying horribly and sometimes when I think of it, it still bring tears to my eyes,” Heideman told ABCNews.com. “I got a peek in and all my friends were there and everyone was walking by the door and seeing me crying.”
Heideman is just one of several disappointed students who have been shut out of the penultimate event of senior year — the over-the-top prom, with its lavish tuxedos and gowns, private limousines and expensive dinner reservations.
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES