HS to distribute condoms to students leaving prom
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – There is a condom controversy at a Brooklyn high school. On prom night, administrators are planning on handing out free condoms to students.
Condoms might be considered commonplace in New York City high schools — just last year 680,000 were distributed to students — but a principal’s plan to make them available at the prom on June 7 is raising some eyebrows.
Late Friday came word that Bedford Stuyvesant Preparatory Principal Darryl Rascoe may be re-thinking his stance, but he had yet to announce a change of heart on the hot-button issue publicly.
Jarel Nicholson, a senior at the school, said he didn’t know about his principal’s plan, but agrees with it to an extent.
“I think safe sex is the best sex,” Nicholson told CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock.
NV Healthcare, a Long Island based manufacturer, has offered free condoms to high school proms across the state, but Bedford-Stuyvesant Prep is the only one to accept the offer so far, according to several reports.