Dec 17, 2015 4:46 PM

Exeter High School bans school dances in light of Owen Labrie trial

EXETER – School dances at Exeter High School have been cancelled due in part to the international sex assault trial of former St. Paul’s student Owen Labrie.

According to The Union Leader, concerns over student behavior paired with the recent public scrutiny of a sex-scoring tradition at an elite N.H. private school has led to the suspension of high school dances.

In the past, Exeter High School dances have been temporarily called off because of alcohol and drug use, and dance floor behavior.

But now, administrators say Labrie’s case made the decision.

“For me, personally, the Owen Labrie case was the tipping point,” said Superintendent Michael Morgan.

Junior and senior proms are the only dances that will be allowed this school year.

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