High School Prom Held Near Porn Convention

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Some high school students celebrated one of the most important events of their lives on Saturday. Unfortunately, Miami Beach High School's prom was being held in close proximity to a porn convention.

Parents, students and school officials were all surprised to hear that a porn convention with videos, sex toys and actors from the adult film industry were in town for the Exxottica Expo.

"Oh no, I don't like t hat," said parent Loise Carter. "It's terrible. I don't like it."

Carter says she found out as she was driving to the prom to drop off her daughter.

School officials say the Miami Beach Convention Center was one of the only available locations because of their rules regarding prom.

"We do not hold our proms in venues such as hotels for the safety of our children and to discourage drinking," said Gwen Zaldivar, Activities Director, Miami Beach Senior High School.

One of the other choices was to hold the prom Memorial Day weekend.

"We felt that it was safer to have it this weekend," Zaldivar said.

Luckily, it seemed that the prom was on one side of the building and the prom was on the opposite side keeping both groups a world apart.

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