Oregon-Davis High School students are off to prom this evening. High school principal Tim Pletcher wants them all to return to school safely Monday morning.
“The last thing I want to do is come in Monday morning and deal with almost 300 grieving kids because something tragic happened,” Pletcher told the students during a Thursday afternoon program. “You can’t control what other people do. You cannot do that, but if you’ve ever been in my office or in Mr. Estok’s office we talk about there’s one thing you can control, and that’s what you do and what you say.”
Pletcher encourages students to have fun responsibly. He says prom is supposed to be one of the highlights of your high school years, especially for seniors.
“You don’t want your memory of prom to be something that’s really horrible and tragic. You want to look back at those pictures and on that time of your life and say ‘that’s it, that’s sort of the beginning of that chapter of my life.’ Then you go on to do great things.
Pletcher spoke to O-D students on after a mock-drunk driving crash in the high school parking lot. Photos from that crash are posted on the WKVI Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152736916586507.1073741852.369157981506&type=3.