LA CENTER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington teen who strapped fake explosives to his body in a stunt to ask a date to prom has been suspended from school.
The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reports that the five-day suspension will prevent Ibrahim Ahmad from attending La Center High’s dance Saturday.READ MORE: 'Major Flood Threat:' National Weather Service Says Storm Could Be Historic
The 18-year-old senior says he was trying to go all out with his proposal, wearing a vest filled with paper-tube props made to look like explosives. At lunchtime, Ahmad stood on the cafeteria stage and held a sign that said he was “the bomb” and inviting his would-be date to prom.READ MORE: Updates: Strong Winds And Rain Moving Across Sacramento Region
Superintendent Mark Mansell says Ahmad’s actions were inexcusable and that he deserved punishment for disrupting the learning environment.MORE NEWS: Highway 160 Closed Due To Accident Involving Caltrans Vehicle
Ahmad says the girl accepted, so they will likely go to dinner on prom night.