Banned From Prom: The Things We Do For Love

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago

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This young man finds a novel way to ask his love to prom.The school punishes him but does the punishment fit the crime?
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Male 63
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Male 1,360
who cares ?
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Male 2,850
@jinxiejae

"musuk they didn`t marr or damage the property."

Does that matter? Are people allowed to do what they like to property they don`t own, without permission, so long as they don`t marr or damage it in their opinion?

In case you`re pondering over that, I`ll save you the time: the answer is a flat NO.
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Male 521
Sure beats my attempt when I was in school:
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Male 272
He trespassed on school property. If the school allowed it and he or his friends got they could have sued the school for negligence. I don`t know what the rules are at the school for the trespassing and the other stuff he did, but i know at my old school of you got suspended you could not go to prom. Its not a right, its a privilege. He seems like a nice kid though. I thought it was a little rude of the girl to just say that she would go without him. He seems like a nice kid that just did something stupid.
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Female 631
i could understand if they painted it, but taped cardboard lettering? seriously? how uptight can you be?
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Female 2,927
musuk they didn`t marr or damage the property. they didnt use a spray paint, they taped up cut out card board which comes down easy. as for being justified for doing something about it. what they did about it was way over the line. detention? sure. suspension? okay but banned from the prom? that is overreacting.
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Male 2,748
Great to know this is what we care about right now... you know, what with people dying everywhere around the world...
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Male 2,850
@apk892

If you`re fine with it, that`s fine...but just because you are fine with it, doesn`t mean it`s okay for you to complain about someone not being fine with it if it happens to them.

@Ajikan

"Principals don`t live at the school they work at you know."

No, but they are responsible for the building. And if someone is messing with it...and it doesn`t matter that "no harm was done", they are still justified in doing something about it.

In any case, the both of you; why didn`t the kid just ASK PERMISSION FIRST?

That`s the lesson he should be learning here; don`t mess around with property you don`t own unless you ASK FIRST.
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Male 1,526
Musuko42
Principals don`t live at the school they work at you know.
Its a workplace, there was no ham done to any of the buildings and the message wasn`t rude or even inflammatory.
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Male 243
Wow, this takes up so much time on breakfast TV?!
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Male 183
also, it was a sign asking a girl to prom. It didn`t threaten anyone or insult anyone. Except, you know, maybe some other girls that wanted to go to prom with him.
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Male 183
the whole world has a stick up its ass. people just need to lighten up.

musuko- lets say i have a daughter and its her senior year and a kid wants to ask her to prom so while shes out of the house he comes over and puts a big sign on the side of the house asking her to prom, im fine with that. Just as long as he cleans it up. TPing the place or drawing graffiti everywhere is one thing, being cute and romantic is another and as long as the kid was gonna clean it up i see no problem with it.
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Male 2,850
@Ripper398

"Musuko, get the stick out of your ass"

I`ll be sure to say the same to you when someone is taping messages all over your house/apartment.
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Male 14,330
Proms a big thing??? Hmm s**t I never went I went to trade school though but they still had one.
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Male 1,311
Musuko, get the stick out of your ass
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Female 4,039
I saw the principal on TV this a.m. - let`s just say she doesn`t look like the romantic type. Maybe she had some sort of traumatic prom experience that has left her an empty husk of a woman.
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Male 280
Wow, way to spend 6 minutes on non news.
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Male 2,850
It comes right off, no harm done, blah blah blah...

...so if someone trespassed on your home property to do something like this to your house, without asking your permission first, and you had to clean it up, you`d have no problem with it?

If anything, this should be a good lesson for him: you don`t have the right to mess with someone else`s property without their permission, no matter how trivial you personally think it might be.
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Female 3,001
""prom is like the big thing, if you can`t go, it`s like the big impact on your life..."

-America

"exams are like the big thing, if you can`t go, it`s like the big impact on your life..."

-The Rest of The World"



LOL this is awesome
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Male 3,076
"prom is like the big thing, if you can`t go, it`s like the big impact on your life..."

-America

"exames are like the big thing, if you can`t go, it`s like the big impact on your life..."

-The Rest of The World
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Male 897
I saw this earlier today and I am still pissed off about it. If a guy can be that sweet, and chivalrous and then be Punished for it then there is truly something wrong with this world. He did Nothing wrong, and the school needs to swallow it`s pride and let him go to the damn prom!
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Male 5,094
He even took special care as to make it easy to remove, no way in hell that`s an appropriate reaction!


I thought up a long, bitter rant about this but then I realized that it wouldn`t make anyone happier, so here`s a picture of a dancing bunny instead.


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Female 1,324
It wasn`t paint, it wasn`t permanent, he didn`t destroy property, he didn`t offend anyone, I did much more "dangerous" things in my theatre design class (rigging, saws, drills, etc). This school is just stupid. Maybe some jealous administration who are bitter about not having an awesome prom themselves?
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Male 377
He didn`t break, damage or remove anything. This is just another example of how public schools CRUSH bright and creative minds. What a f8cking shame.
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Male 17,512
5cats: I have to disagree with you on this. Firstly it wasn`t `vandalism` because these kids did not destroy any school property. Secondly, My school mates posted pep rally posters on the outside of my school when our football team went to state, no one was punished then. Thirdly, The whole `no tolerance` crap that school administrators overuse and abuse is actually teaching intolerance.
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Male 1,083
no one goes through that kind of trouble for a "friend." GO TEAM TATE! cardboard and tape. c`mon, that`s easy to clean up.
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Male 661
Awe 5cats, c`mon mate. I don`t always agree with your point of view, but it usually makes more sense.

There is no way this side of Oz that punishing the child with detention, forced clean up at the school, but still being allowed to go to prom, is going to result in a Mad Max style state of anarchy at the school.

Listen, I`m having to deal with the thoughts of treating kids like adults because I`m becoming further removed from my childhood as I age. Thing is, they aren`t, and they do stupid things. This is the best and only time for them to do them, any older and they go to jail. You don`t kill the puppy (or kitten eh 5cats) for pooping on the floor. IMHO, banning the child from the prom is too harsh.

My opinion only mind you.
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Male 2,796
We are a culture that values indoctrination more than creativity... sad...
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Female 1,441
School administrators tend to be huge pricks who are bitter about their own high school days so they take it out on well-meaning teens.
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Male 289
really? its not like he spray painted or perminantly damaged the buildign, this is stupid
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Male 37,888

5Cats - [quote]"It`s EASY to say "oh the poor kid, just let him go!" but believe me, the floodgates of vandalism will open wide if this isn`t punished, now." [/quote]

Damn! You are RIGHT!

I say we hire a couple of good-ole-boys and kick the $hit out of him!

Over react much, 5Cats?
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Male 734
I bet the Principal is a real prick.
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Male 30
Politically correctness kills true romance. I hate goody-two-shoes.
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Male 2,868
@5Cats- you`re either trolling, or are a truly ridiculous human being.
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Male 2,868
Detention? Yes. Having to clean up the letters? Yes. Banned from prom? Totally over the top. I hope the administrator responsible for the decision loses their job over this, whether or not the decision is reversed. And I sincerely hope those of you siding with that decision do not have, nor have in the future, a position of authority.
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Female 71
My boyfriend actually did something very similar for me when he asked me to prom. He posted a huge banner across the front of the school. Luckily, my school was really cool about it and actually gave me the banner. Romantics.
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Male 36,301
Oh spare me! Bleeding hearts aplenty, eh?

DO YOU WANT the school to be covered with messages next year? I don`t mean easily removable letters, I mean spraypaint n stuff. No? Then BAN his butt@!

It`s not `harsh` it`s reality! Better he learns a lesson sooner rather than later. Besides he can still go to the "after grad parties" eh?

It`s EASY to say "oh the poor kid, just let him go!" but believe me, the floodgates of vandalism will open wide if this isn`t punished, now.
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Male 1,511
Big deal. It was a slightly dangerous stunt. Take your punishment and get over it.
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Male 1,610
Merriam-Webster defines vandalism as destruction or defacement of public or private property, so I guess this technically is vandalism. The principle still doesn`t have to be such a tightwad about it. Besides, it`s not the Vandals she has to be worried about; it`s the Visigoths. Them and spiders.
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Male 562
Connecticut doesn`t have WATER TOWERS. Well, he`s assured to get laid at least. Wonder what that kids gonna think when he unwraps that curry-sicle?
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Female 452
Nice of him to say "she doesn`t get a lot of attention" on t.v., lol.
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Male 612
why didn`t he just ask permission first?
and sorry, but tape = vandalism when the school has to pay a janitor for its removal.
if he had been hurt while on a ladder, trespassing on the school`s property, it would have been the school who would have had to foot the bill (and the possible law suit). sorry but stupid rules, and "unjust" punishments are there for a reason, so others don`t repeat them.
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Male 1,378
LADDERS ARE DANGEROUS!
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Male 1,598
At first I thought that was painted on, but it wasn`t even that. This is a huge overreaction...

Anyway, I think prom is overrated. I went to Chuck E. Cheese with my girlfriend, and according to everyone we`ve heard from, the actual school prom was a disaster and we had more fun than anyone.
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Female 180
Please get rid of those ads at the bottom right of my screen! I hate websites with those when there are already plenty of static ones on every page!
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Male 295
ugly chick though.
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Female 70
I always knew educators were a bunch of humorless, arrogant, inflexible morons. Guess I was right ha!
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Male 3,061
i only stayed for about an hour at my prom because i had the best fake id. had to get things rolling for the kegger later on. priorities, SON!
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Male 606
@freddyferret

I hope you`re kidding.
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Male 118
@auburnjunky

Some people call it sexist.. I think it is an easily noticeable trend! Props to you.
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Male 11,740
Just another reason my kids are home schooled. That is the biggest jackass move I`ve ever seen. I am glad it`s getting national attention so everyone will know what douchebags are running that school. If they don`t let him go, they all needed to be fired or voted out or whatever it takes to make them disappear.
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Male 2,402
Overreaction by the schoolboard. Some detention time yes. Banning the Senior moment is anal rententive.
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Male 390
@Winter_ICE_0: Well, then there`s always trespassing for going onto school property after hours.
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Male 37,888

tape is not vandalism.
1 day suspension was enough.

How can kids learn to respect authority when it makes stupid ass decisions like this.
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Male 1,244
"How come male school officials are usually laid back and cool, but females are bitches?"

They go power mad
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Female 4,349
come on, he could be a terrorist!
infact, they should cancel the whole prom, incase of terrorist attacks. and all those teenagers, in the same place at the same time? asking for trouble. they might plot and plan some further illicit attacks.
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Male 2,033
So, roughly half of IAB`s posts lately have been memes or subjects directly taken from the board which shall not be named. I mean, I know nothing on IAB is original, but do we really need to resort to keeping in touch with the /b/rothers?
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Male 25,416
meh....
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Male 10,339
Tape does not = vandalism.
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Male 976
Elderban, he didn`t vandalize anything, he put up temporary, easily removable letters, and he showed every intention of taking them down himself later. His punishment should have been being told to take down the letters, that`s it.
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Male 2,390
no the big thing is that purple poo in your ears.
whatever.
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Male 390
Vandalizing school property. You do the crime, you pay the price. Having an "aww" factor doesn`t make it right.
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Male 10,339
Oh his principal is a chick. That`s a bad sign from the start.

How come male school officials are usually laid back and cool, but females are bitches?
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Female 8,044
Link: Banned From Prom: The Things We Do For Love [Rate Link] - This young man finds a novel way to ask his love to prom.The school punishes him but does the punishment fit the crime?
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