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65 Responses to Banned From Prom: The Things We Do For Love

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Link: Banned From Prom: The Things We Do For Love - 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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    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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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Vandalizing school property. You do the crime, you pay the price. Having an "aww" factor doesn`t make it right.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2047 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    no the big thing is that purple poo in your ears.
    whatever.
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Tape does not = vandalism.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    meh....
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    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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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    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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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    "How come male school officials are usually laid back and cool, but females are bitches?"

    They go power mad
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    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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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    @Winter_ICE_0: Well, then there`s always trespassing for going onto school property after hours.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Overreaction by the schoolboard. Some detention time yes. Banning the Senior moment is anal rententive.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    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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    champbronc3 Male 40-49
    118 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    @auburnjunky

    Some people call it sexist.. I think it is an easily noticeable trend! Props to you.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    @freddyferret

    I hope you`re kidding.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    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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    2L82Pray Female 30-39
    70 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    I always knew educators were a bunch of humorless, arrogant, inflexible morons. Guess I was right ha!
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    ugly chick though.
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    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
    180 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    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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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    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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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    LADDERS ARE DANGEROUS!
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    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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    Raokin Female 18-29
    456 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Nice of him to say "she doesn`t get a lot of attention" on t.v., lol.
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    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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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    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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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Big deal. It was a slightly dangerous stunt. Take your punishment and get over it.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    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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    DMonk Female 18-29
    71 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    @5Cats- you`re either trolling, or are a truly ridiculous human being.
  32. Profile photo of Tommy2X6
    Tommy2X6 Male 50-59
    30 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Politically correctness kills true romance. I hate goody-two-shoes.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    I bet the Principal is a real prick.
  34. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    5Cats - "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."

    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?
  35. Profile photo of DracObi
    DracObi Male 18-29
    289 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    really? its not like he spray painted or perminantly damaged the buildign, this is stupid
  36. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    We are a culture that values indoctrination more than creativity... sad...
  38. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    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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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    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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    BRKNVLTR Male 40-49
    377 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    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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    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    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?
  43. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 1:48 am
    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.


  44. Profile photo of Jerm_Leather
    Jerm_Leather Male 18-29
    897 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 2:13 am
    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!
  45. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 2:51 am
    "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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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 2:57 am
    ""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
  47. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 4:19 am
    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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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 6:32 am
    Wow, way to spend 6 minutes on non news.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 7:30 am
    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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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Musuko, get the stick out of your ass
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 13, 2011 at 8:39 am
    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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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 8:48 am
    @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.
  53. Profile photo of apk892
    apk892 Male 13-17
    183 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 9:11 am
    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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    apk892 Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2011 at 9:13 am
    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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    ZiggZagg Male 13-17
    243 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Wow, this takes up so much time on breakfast TV?!
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2011 at 10:35 am
    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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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 10:45 am
    @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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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2011 at 11:10 am
    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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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    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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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    633 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    i could understand if they painted it, but taped cardboard lettering? seriously? how uptight can you be?
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    max5121 Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    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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    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 12:35 am
    Sure beats my attempt when I was in school:
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 4:20 am
    @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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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 5:21 am
    who cares ?
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    BrainofBrian Male 18-29
    63 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 11:55 am
    He can go to prom now.

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