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Teen Suspended For… [Pic]

Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y.

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom. The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered. School officials heard about Farves” plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event. The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different. Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

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Date: 04/19/14 09:38 AM

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  1. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 7:09 am
    Link: Teen Suspended For... - IAB, take a guess as to why this student was suspended.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
    He was told not to do it. It was not appropriate. It was a plastic flower, and therefore tacky.

    Slap on the wrist seems about right.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 19, 2014 at 10:16 am
    Actually, on refelection the attention-seeking disrespectful jerk needs slightly more of a sanction. But nothing major.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Is it because she`s from India?
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 10:58 am
    @lordjim the older you get the more you identify with older people. you are just looking at this from the perspective of the school officials, not the young high school kid. if you were still in your twenties or thirties maybe, you might side more with the kid, but you cant, because youre old.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
    Why did the kid tell the administration he was going to do this so they could tell him not to? He should have been suspended for being an idiot.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
    Speaking as a person who is roughly the same age as this guy, I agree with LordJim. He was told not to. He caused disruption to an event. And he wasnt suspended properly, he was put into detention for a few days. Its exactly what id expect, and I think the punishment is representative.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:35 am
    First, who`s Nina Davuluri?

    Second, no sympathy for the kid. He was warned ahead of time not to disrupt the event, so he knew the consequences but chose to do it anyway. If school officials failed to back up their warning, they face losing credibility and respect. Unfortunately, when you show weakness, a lot of people take it as a cue to start trying to walk all over you. Sad, but true.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:37 am
    Old Ollie:

    "Why did the kid tell the administration he was going to do this so they could tell him not to? He should have been suspended for being an idiot."

    The story didn`t say HE told them. Most likely he told friends who told other friends who told other friends, etc., and eventually the administration caught wind of the rumor.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 11:42 am
    @robthelurker:

    "@lordjim the older you get the more you identify with older people. you are just looking at this from the perspective of the school officials, not the young high school kid. if you were still in your twenties or thirties maybe, you might side more with the kid, but you cant, because youre old."

    Actually, rob, it has nothing to do with age. It has everything to do with decorum, proper conduct, and respect. The fact that you see it as an age issue is a pretty strong indication that you still have a lot of growing up to do, and soon.

    Outside of high school, the consequences for inappropriate behavior only get more severe and unforgiving. Besides, an ISS is not that big of a deal, it was more than commensurate with the offense.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    Why did he do this? Well it`s been "in the news" for a while about some teenager asking some famous person to the Prom. It`s nothing new!

    BUT they usually use e-mails or phone calls or something, NOT disrupting a school function.

    @piratefish makes several valid observations; he was told to not do it but he did it. He messed up a school function. Consequences!
    And I agree that his "punishment" wasn`t all that bad (or harsh), I got worse in grades 11 & 12 :-)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    "It was a plastic flower, and therefore tacky."

    Yeah, @LordJim makes a valid point!
    He couldn`t come up with 5 bucks for a single rose or something? Cheapskate! She should have smacked him with it, like the Lou Reed song!

    Viscious (1973)
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
    First, who`s Nina Davuluri?
    Um, is this a trick question? I`m gonna go out on a limb and say the girl in the photo with a tiara on her head... you know, Miss America?
  14. Profile photo of robthelurker
    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    @piratefish no, its just because youre old. i never said that this was an age issue, you just assumed that. and you know what they say about assuming dont you? it makes an ass out of YOU and me. i was just ragging on lordjim for agreeing with the school officials. the fact that older people tend to agree more with older people than younger people has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm
    ok, after reading the rest of the comments, i can clearly see you old folks and the one young guy dont get it. he knew he was going to be suspended, school officials told him, but he knew, just like how i know, and just like how every other kid in that school knew, that he is about to graduate, a little suspension at the end of all of high school for him for asking out miss america is all kinds of worth it. he did not disrupt an overly important school assembly, it was a joke. the students laughed, miss america laughed, and i bet some teachers laughed too. and now he will be forever remembered as the guy who asked out miss america to prom. i totally think he deserved to get suspended, im just saying, from a kids perspective, totally worth it. and if you old farts cant see that, then i dont want to grow old. there are consequences for inappropriate behavior like this outside of school? damn! i guess its a good thing this took place inside a high school.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    April 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    Sure is conformist in here.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    Teen wasn`t punished for asking her to the prom. He was punished for disrupting the event.

    But don`t mind me. I just have a pet peeve against media manipulation.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    @rob
    I don`t think it`s an age issue. I applaud this kid. He is now a legend!

    I don`t think he was suspended for asking her to prom. I don`t think he was suspended for disrupting the event (decorum, proper conduct, and respect ...or whatever Piratefish was trying to say). I think he was suspended for explicitly defying the school administrators.

    The point is, he shouldn`t have told anybody he was going to do this. He would have totally gotten away with it.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    A couple of observations

    He shouldn`t have used a plastic flower unless he was going to make a point of telling her he was saving a real flower for Miss World.

    He was told not to do it, he decided that doing it would be worth it anyway. Fair play...I think he made the right decision on the whole. Now though he should do the punishment without whining about it.
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    liabach Male 40-49
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    April 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm
    na, it was a three day vacation. enjoy.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    "Why did the kid tell the administration he was going to do this so they could tell him not to? He should have been suspended for being an idiot."

    The story didn`t say HE told them. Most likely he told friends who told other friends who told other friends, etc., and eventually the administration caught wind of the rumor.
    Same thing. He`s still an idiot.
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    RandomNoun Male 18-29
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    April 20, 2014 at 4:30 am
    "Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies."

    :)

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