A teenage boy from Connecticut has been banned from attending his school prom after he posted a giant invite on the walls of the school asking a girl to be his date.
James Tate scaled the school wall and attached 12 inch cardboard letters to spell out the message, “Sonali Rodrigues, will you go to the prom with me HMV (hit me up) – Tate.”
Although Sonali was bowled over by the romantic gesture when she arrived at school the next day to see the message, the teachers at Shelton High School saw the act very differently and took action to ban the teen from attending the prom.
The head teacher at the Connecticut High School branded the act a safety risk, and took action to punish the teen for attempting this dangerous act by not allowing him to attend the prom for which he’d just secured a date.
School pupil James Tate roped in a couple of friends to help him post the message on the school wall, with one helping to hold the ladder, while another fixed the double sided tape on the letters, while James attached the message to the wall. The high school student said he was careful to not put himself or his friends in danger while posting the message, saying he even wore a protective helmet in case of any accidents.
Despite his pleas, the high school is standing firm and refusing to let James Tate, and his accomplices, attend the senior prom.
The protests have already started, with a Facebook group calling for the ban to be lifted on James attendance at the prom attracting 5,000 likes.