Palm Beach County School District Says 3,536 COVID Cases Now Logged.
2,268 Recorded Since Winter Break.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATED 5:56 p.m. with comment, clarification from School District.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — As the Palm Beach County School District now reports 3,536 cumulative COVID-19 cases this school year, students at Boca Raton Community High School are promoting an unsanctioned prom. Parents and students reaching out to BocaNewsNow.com say the event — much like a similar event weeks ago — could become a “super-spreader” event for COVID-19.
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We reported earlier that hundreds of students took part in an unsanctioned prom at the Boca Raton Marriott in mid-April. Marriott continues to refuse comment on the event which runs counter to Marriott’s policies and COVID marketing. BocaNewsNow.com received emails and calls, following our reporting, to tell us that “COVID is fake” and “students should be allowed to do anything they want.” Students are now planning another event at “The Loft.”
Tickets are being sold on Eventbrite.
The Palm Beach County School District says it is not involved in any prom and that the school name should not be associated with the event.
“The District made the difficult decision to not hold proms this year because, based on science, that is what is in the best interest of our students and staff,” said Palm Beach County School District Spokeswoman Claudia Shea. “Boca High is NOT promoting a prom. There is a difference between a sanctioned event and students and parents using the same of a school to promote a non-sanctioned event.”
With 58 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Boca Raton High School has one of the highest infection counts in the entire school district.
It was not immediately clear if school officials will step in to stop the “prom” or take action against the parent or parents who may have entered into a contract for the unsanctioned event using the Boca Raton High School name.
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