Horry County proms being held at a bar, parents see problem

Spring is right around the corner and for high school students that means prom is almost here.

Aynor, Green Sea Floyds and Conway High Schools are all holding their proms at Club Boca, a nightclub within Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.

Howard Shuler's daughter is a student at Aynor, hoping to go to prom, but her dad isn't happy about the location.

"You just don't need to put kids in that type of environment," said Shuler.

Shuler realizes the teenagers won't have access to alcohol at the prom, but he feels they will be exposed to an environment he tries to keep his children away from.

"They're going to be open for business later that night, the school's going to be out of there, and there's going to be people standing outside in line waiting to get in," said Shuler.

Horry County Schools have used Club Boca for a prom location for the past 5 years, said Teal Britton with Horry County Schools.

Committees within each high school determine the place of the prom.

Britton says the best thing to do is to have a conversation with your child about safety during prom.

Shuler says he hopes the school district revaluates where prom is being held, and plans to take the issue to the state.

"I'm going to go a little higher, I'm going to go to Columbia," said Shuler.

Here's a list of all Horry County prom locations:

· Aynor High School, April 20, Club Boca, 7 - 11 p.m.

· Carolina Forest High School, March 28, The Dunes Club, 8 p.m. until midnight;

· Conway High School, April 26, Club Boca, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

· Green Sea Floyds High School, March 28, Club Boca, 7 - 10 p.m.

· Loris High School, March 28, Ocean Drive Resort, 6 - 10 p.m.

· Myrtle Beach High School, April 19, The Dunes Club, 8 p.m. until midnight

· North Myrtle Beach High School, March 28, Barefoot Landing, 8 - 11:30 p.m.

· Socastee High School, March 28, Marina Inn at Grand Dunes, 8 p.m. until midnight

· St. James High School, March 22, Marina Inn at Grand Dunes, 8 p.m. until midnight

· HCS Early College High School, April 26, North Beach Plantation, 7 - 11 p.m.

· Academy for Arts, Science and Technology Spring Gala, April 26, House of Blues, 8 p.m. until midnight.