A student won't be allowed at this year's prom because of the way he asked out his date, the Hartford Courant reports.
Instead of the traditional conversation, James Tate chose to tape the message "Sonali Rodgrigues, will you go to prom with me?" outside the main entrance of the school, which put him in hot water with the administration.
He and the two friends who helped him tape up the letters have been given a one-day in-house suspension by headmaster Beth Smith, and barred from the prom.
However, there is an outpouring of support for Tate. A Facebook page "Let James Tate Go to the Prom" already has more than 400 members, with people commenting that not allowing him to go to prom is a "suppression of creativity."
"Asking a girl to prom in a very creative way is NOT a reason to ban him from prom," writes Pattie Cerbone Tencza.
No word yet whether the school administration will reverse their decision. Stick with Patch for updates.