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Central York H.S. student says no hard feelings for 'promposal' suspension

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

It may very well be the first time a high school senior has been suspended for asking someone to his prom. And it happened right here in the Midstate.

Miss America Nina Davuluri was scheduled to make a presentation on diversity this past Thursday at Central York High School. Some days prior to that, senior Patrick Farves had suggested to his friends that he might ask her to the prom.

"The more I thought about it the more I was like, yeah that would be pretty funny," he said. "That would be great. That would be cool. That would be a great way to go out senior year with a bang."

Word got around quickly. In fact, the Central York administrators also got wind of it. Patrick says ten minutes before the presentation, they pulled him aside and told him that such a move would be inappropriate and that he should not do it.

"But at that point in time I was already like...I was just set on doing it. I was looking at it like it was now or never type thing.

"During and question and answer session, Patrick popped up on stage with a flower and asked Nina to the prom."She never actually gave me a direct answer," Patrick said. "The whole school just started cheering and stuff, and I have her the flower and she just kind of laughed or whatever."

Patrick quickly got pulled out of the auditorium and was told he was getting a three-day in-school suspension. He has no hard feelings about it, and says he still loves the administration and understands why they punished him.

"It wasn't because I asked her to the prom. It was because I directly went against what they said. So that's why I was punished. I completely respect and I completely understand their decision."

He also apologized to the people who set up the lesson on diversity.

"She was coming up with a very strong message and I did kind of overshadow it because the whole school was talking about what I did. I do want to apologize to the people who set up the diversity event."

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