Two Students Suspended after Same-sex Couple Prom Proposal at Alexandria High SchoolMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 01 2018 2:29 PM
Students say two girls were given in-school suspension after a female student asked her girlfriend to go to prom with her during Alexandria High School's talent show Tuesday.
The girl who initiated the prom proposal and another female student who helped her, were sent to in-school suspension Wednesday, said Ashley Fadely, a senior at Alexandria High, which is in east Alabama's Calhoun County school system.
Fadely said the girlfriend who was asked to prom was performing at the talent show. That student wasn't disciplined, Fadely told AL.com.
School officials called the incident a "disruption," according to Fadely. School was dismissed soon after the incident, so the girls were not disciplined until Wednesday, she said.
"I was there when it happened. It was right after her performance. No words were spoken by them. They just got happy, hugged and that was it," Fadely said.