SHELTON, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Connecticut high school student who taped a message asking a girl to go to the prom with him has been barred from attending.
Shelton High School senior James Tate and two friends posted 12-inch tall cardboard letters outside the school’s main entrance, where everyone would see them going in last Friday morning.
The message said: “Sonali Rodrigues, Will you go to the prom with me? HMU -Tate.” HMU means hit me up, or call me.
Rodrigues said yes. But Tate and his two friends have been given one-day in-house suspensions by the headmaster and barred from the prom.
Tate told The Connecticut Post newspaper he was told posting the message constituted trespassing and posed a safety risk.
Headmaster Beth Smith did not immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment.
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