“She did the right things. She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick.”
— Roberta Ramirez, Alyssa’s aunt
‘I’m Middle Eastern, and I Thought the Bomb was Kind of Funny and Clever’: Student’s Controversial Prom Proposal Gets Him Suspended for 5 DaysPosted: April 23, 2015
Ahmad strapped a paintball vest to his waist and filled the open pockets with red paper tubes attached to red wires, so that it looked like explosives. Then he stood up in the cafeteria…
LA CENTER, Wash. — At a time of school shootings, violence and terrorism, it probably wasn’t the best idea for asking a girl to the prom.
“I wasn’t wearing the vest for more than, like, 20 seconds. I asked her, took a picture, took it off, and then the school got upset.”
An 18-year-old senior at La Center High School was suspended Wednesday for wrapping a fake bomb around his waist as a “funny, clever” way to ask a girl to the prom, The Columbian reported.
“In ‘promposals,’ you’re supposed to go big,” he said. “It’s kind of a trending thing now, too, where everyone just asks in a really creative way.”
Instead, the student, Ibrahim Ahmad, received a five-day suspension that will keep him from going to the school’s prom Saturday night, the newspaper said.
I kno it’s A little Late, But I’m kinda…THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?
Ahmad strapped a paintball vest to his waist and filled the open pockets with red paper tubes attached to red wires, so that it looked like explosives.
“It was really unfair, and it kind of felt racist. If anyone else did that, I feel like no one else would have gotten in trouble for it.”
Then he stood up in the cafeteria holding a sign that read: “I kno it’s A little Late, But I’m kinda…THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?”
That’s when the school administration stepped in. Read the rest of this entry »
From Daniel’s YouTube description: Actual Promposal doesn’t start till 1:58
The order of the signs went “Alex. Will. You. Marry. LOL Jk. Go To. Prom. With Me.” And I had the question mark.
SILVERDALE, Wash. – A Central Kitsap High School student is claiming that an important night in her life was ruined when she was denied entry from her senior prom for apparently having too large of a chest. Brittany Minder traveled all the way to Canada to procure her dress, which was specifically designed to accommodate a woman with a larger bust. However, when she showed up at the prom in her new gown, she was told she could not enter.
“In my opinion, I feel that it is because I’m bigger chested and there is more cleavage that you can see, and there’s nothing I could really do about that,” she said.
The school’s dress code does allow for strapless dresses as long as cleavage, midriff, and lower back are covered. According to a school district spokesman, if a student’s appearance does not meet the dress code, staff members will help them come up with a solution that allows them to attend the event. In Minder’s case, the solution was to cover her cleavage with a shawl.
Minder’s mother also felt her daughter was unjustly singled out. “All women are not created equal, and you can not compare a golf ball to a grapefruit. It ain’t gonna happen,” Kim Minder said.
Gary Minder, Brittany’s father added: “A girl like Brittany should not have to go to a dance in a burlap sack because she’s large busted…”
Brittany eventually did go into the prom but stayed only about an hour. “I felt self-conscious and they took the magic out of the night,” she said. “It was tough being there after all that happened. I didn’t feel comfortable. I already had a blow to my self-esteem. I didn’t really want to be there anymore.”
via The Conversation