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Miss America: Forgive teenager

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization’s Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves.

Davuluri says her travel schedule will prevent her from attending the dance with Farves.

School officials had learned ahead of time about Farves’ stunt and warned him not to do it. They say Farves was suspended for misbehaving.

He apologized for disrupting Thursday’s event.

Davuluri was there to talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

 

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