Unsurprisingly, student's fake bomb 'promposal' goes awry

A La Center, Washington, high school senior was suspended for strapping a fake bomb to his waist for his attempt to ask a girl to the prom.

In the video, obtained by The Columbian, the student can be seen walking into a cafeteria holding a sign that read, “I kno it’s A little Late, But I’m kinda…THE BOMB! Rilea, Will U Be My Date To Prom?” The vest had red tubes attached to red wires in an effort to look like explosives.

The Columbian reported that the student thought it would be funny and was surprised by the school's negative reaction:

“I’m Middle Eastern, and I thought the bomb was kind of funny and clever. I wasn’t wearing the vest for more than, like, 20 seconds. I asked her, took a picture, took it off, and then the school got upset.”

The student was later suspended for five days which will prevent him from attending the school's prom Saturday.

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