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York teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom


When Miss America visited York County Thursday night, one Central York High School senior decided to ask her to his prom.

Senior Patrick Farves made his request while Miss America Nina Davuluri visited the school during an assembly.

But now he’s suspended, because a school official warned him that making the request was not appropriate. Farves had announced his plan in class, and once the rumor spread, Farves said the administrator pulled him aside beforehand to tell him not to do it.

But Farves says he couldn’t resist, so he went up to the stage during the assembly to ask Davuluri to be his prom date. Another student captured the moment on camera.

“She just kind of laughed and I gave her the little flower I got,” Farves says.  “And I went up and I gave her the flower and asked her if I could get a selfie with her. And she was like maybe later, and I never got the selfie.”

Farves is serving three days of in-school suspension. Central York School District says it’s not their practice to discipline a student for asking someone to a dance. But they work to “ensure rules are followed within our schools.”

“For prom I’m probably just, I don’t know I might just go alone,” says Farves. “Maybe, I don’t know, it depends on if I ask anyone.”



28 Comments to “York teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom”

    silhouete2 said:
    April 18, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    We suspend kids for this, but not for being repeatedly disruptive in class. Unbelievable!

    LILI1712 said:
    April 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    He was warned, so he got what he deserved!

      Joe said:
      April 19, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      He was warned? About what? Asking a perfectly legitimate question? It is easy to understand why American education is in shambles. I am certain Miss America would have been gracious,far more gracious than the bureaucratic weenie who suspended the boy.

    phil said:
    April 18, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    While nothing happens to the bullys

    Jackson said:
    April 18, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I really don't see why they warned him in the first place? Is this a new form of bullying? Is he causing harm to another student? Nope…just a guy having some fun which is apparently banned from school nowadays…

    Linda Webb said:
    April 19, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    show me where it says in the school rules that he couldn't ask her to prom….in writing…

    Teh Troof said:
    April 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM


    "(Obnoxious) York teen suspended for disrupting school assembly"

    There, fixed it for ya.

    Миша Литтлефиелд said:
    April 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    It's not about rules, it's about control. americans have no lives of our own, so we feel it necessary to try to tell others how to live.

    Fank said:
    April 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    He should be in jail for this. 25 years at least.

    Jane said:
    April 19, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Um, he was suspended for BREAKING THE RULES.
    People, READ the ENTIRE article. ALL media play with the headlines, to get you to read THEIR article.

    in the know said:
    April 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    This district does not believe in the 1st Amendment. Freedom of Speech is DEAD in this district. The program was part of a diversity event. Isn't it ironic that the administration was not being tolerant. My sources tell me that the school principle was not going to do anything, but the Communications Director started to throw a fit and was DEMANDING that this student be EXPELLED for ruining HER event. This Communication Director is very much AGAINST free speech. Just check out the districts facebook page. Keep track of the comments and when ever there are comments that she or district does not agree with they are deleted and the poster are BANNED from future post. This is the type of administration, especially the Communications Director, that run this district.

    Fun said:
    April 20, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    He was told in advance to not go ahead with his plan to ask Ms Davuluri during the assembly, and did it anyway…and claimed it to be "…in the moment…."
    It's not "in the moment", it's a premeditated move.
    He could very well plan to approach her before or after to assembly, but even asked to not go ahead, he decided to interrupt the assembly process anyway. The motive is really nothing but to get attention.
    Yes, he should be suspended…especially for making up such a story and being inconsistent with his story.

    been there said:
    April 20, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    shot down again LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TEXMEX said:
    April 20, 2014 at 6:28 AM


    Teh Truoof said:
    April 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    You are correct. It doesn't tell you the truth. If you search out the original story, you'll find that the kid was warned against and then suspended for DISRUPTING A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, not "asking Miss America to prom" as the headline states and content implies. Your knee-jerk emotional reaction, just like many of the (uninformed and gullible) commenters on this story, was successfully engineered by FOX "NEWS"/BigMedia.

    mitchell said:
    April 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    DISRUPTING A SCHOOL ASSEMBLY please this is the most retarded thing ive ever seen the boy was just asking a question he has freedom of speech an the school cant make a rule that counters that are school system has its priority's messed up he was doing what every man wanted to do in that building thats why my kids are tault at home cause of this bs crap they try to teach are children thats one rule id tell my kids to break

    mitchell said:
    April 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    there mom does the spelling lol

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