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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 05/22/2012

School prom in same venue as porn convention

How’s this for some unfortunate prom planning? A high school prom was just held in the same Miami arena as a porn convention. And it wasn’t a surprise to organizers.

Miami Beach High School students attended their prom Saturday night at the Miami Beach Convention Center at the same time that the “Exxxotica Expo” was being held in a different part of the complex, according to the Miami Herald.

Parents were not amused.

“That is terrible. I don’t like it,” Loise Carter was quoted as saying on CBS 4 in Miami after dropping off her daughter at the convention center.

The station said that security personnel and some parents were at the event to make sure that students did not mingle with the participants at the convention. But one video on MSNBC’s Morning Joe showed a clip of a student standing next to a scantily clad woman at the convention.

Prom organizers knew about the double booking ahead of time.

Gwen Zaldivar, the Activities Director for Miami Beach Senior High School told CBS 4 that the school had worked with the convention center and hired police officers to keep the events separate.

And then there was this from Zaldivar, who probably didn’t get the irony: “We do not hold our proms in venues such as hotels, for the safety of our children and to discourage drinking. Therefore this was the only available location and it’s easy to control.The students are safe.”

According to the Herald, the Exxxotical expo attracted a variety of different people — “married couples, partners and friends” — who got autographs from adult film stars and bought various products, including adult DVDS.

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