Students at Exeter High School had prom last weekend, where those who chose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine were marked with numbers and tracked all night.
A school spokesperson told the Daily Caller that students attending the event “who were unable to provide a vaccination card because they did not have or share a card or had not completed the full vaccination process had a number written on their hand.”
The school divided the dance floor into three sections, and periodically stopped the dancing so students could “raise their hands to determine who they were around.”
The students were made aware of the plan before the event, and were also told to provide vaccination status prior to their arrival. Any personal information obtained for the event, including vaccination status, was destroyed.
New Hampshire Republican state Rep. Melissa Litchfield said the students were marked using Sharpie markers.
Mike Monahan, the school’s principal, said he was aware of concerns that students were “singled out and had their privacy violated,” but added that this was not the goal.
“We hope the community will understand that while no model is perfect, this model let the students enjoy a close to normal and highly desired experience to cap off their senior year,” he continued.