Photo: Sonali Rodrigues Prom Invite
James Tate is being banned from Shelton High School’s prom after Headmaster Dr. Beth Smith found his creative date proposal to be a violation of school rules. So far, the public has only heard from Tate’s fellow students and thousands of Facebook supporters. Here are some of his noteworthy quotes from the James yesterday.
• “At first I thought [the administration] would congratulate my creativity or something and not really be as angry as they were.”
• “I was proud of what I did and I think Sonali liked it. But the one thing, again, is that my friends got in trouble. If I were to do it again I’d probably do it alone.”
• “It means a lot to me that people care this much.”
• “I feel like at this point reversing the decision wouldn’t mean much.”
• On if he thinks the punishment fits the crime: “Not at all.”