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Teenager straps on fake bomb to ask girl out, gets suspended from school

In fairness, she said yes.

Ibrahim Ahmad and Rilea Wolfe
Ibrahim Ahmad and Rilea Wolfe

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 Centre High’s dance Saturday.

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.

Superintendent Mark Mansell says Ahmad’s actions were inexcusable and that he deserved punishment for disrupting the learning environment.

Ahmad says the girl accepted, so they will likely go to dinner on prom night.

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