During a news conference with Miss America at the White House Monday morning, First Lady Michelle Obama greeted Nina Davuluri by saying, "so I hear you got some kid suspended!"
That "kid" is Central York High School senior Patrick Farves.
For a short time though, Miss America left the minds of Central York students. Monday morning, a threat was called in to the school that is now at the center of a national story.
After about two hours police ruled out any danger, but in the sea of students there was more blue than normal; a sign of support for the kid who popped the prom question during a visit on diversity by Davuluri on Thursday.
Farves was given three days of in-school suspension for the outburst. Abc27's Al Gnoza spoke with him over the weekend;
"It wasn't because I asked her to prom, it was because I directly went against what they said," Farves explained. "I completely respect and understand their decision."
But Miss America herself asked the school to drop the penalty, and the hashtag #FreePatty has been used hundreds of times on Twitter.
On her Facebook page, Davuluri stated that her schedule would not allow her to attend.
Such an evening would also violate the school's age restriction policy.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:03:38 GMT
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