Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.


"She just kind of laughed and I gave her the little flower I got," Farves told Fox43.com.

"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 said.

School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.

The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different. The district told Fox43.com that is is not a practice to discipline a student for asking someone to a dance, but administrators work to "ensure rules are followed without our schools."

For now, Farves still hasn't settled on a date. "For prom I'm probably just, I don't know, I might go alone," Farves told Fox43.com.

Davuluri was at the school to talk with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.