A boy in the Vancouver, Washington area was suspended from school after he asked a girl to prom in the most unconventional of ways.
With a fake bomb wrapped around his waist, Ibrahim Ahmad stood on the stage in the 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.”
According to The Columbian, he said, “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.”
Ahmad says he didn't break any school rules and the girl, Rilea Wolfe, said yes.
However, School Superintendent Mark Mansell says Ahmad deserves is 5-day suspension.
“I want all my kids to feel safe and supported, but there’s a line. Given the way the world is today and school safety, even if one parent or one student was upset about this, it causes issues,” he said.
Ahmad says it's unfair and views his suspension as 'racist'.
“It was really unfair, and it kind of felt racist. If anyone else did that, I feel like no one else would have gotten in trouble for it,” he said.