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Headmaster Won’t Rescind Prom Punishment

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Image from the Facebook group "Let James Tate Go To The Prom."

Image from the Facebook group “Let James Tate Go To The Prom.”

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut high school’s headmaster isn’t budging on her decision to bar a senior from prom after he asked a girl to the dance by posting an invitation in big cardboard letters on the side of the school.

Shelton High School Headmaster Beth Smith says James Tate’s punishment is because of a well-publicized policy outlining consequences for anyone getting into trouble at school after April 1.

Smith said Thursday this “unfortunate situation is a result of one of those consequences.”

Tate was given a one-day suspension and was barred from the June 4 prom.

Republican state Reps. Jason Perillo, of Shelton, and Sean Williams, of Waterbury, are drafting legislation that would force schools to let students do community service for policy violations within the last month of the school year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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