Chris Kluender wants to take his high school sweetheart Tiffany Gall to the prom. After all, they started dating a couple of years ago when she was a senior and the couple went to her prom.
But there's a teensy weensy problem now, when Chris wants to take her to his prom: at 19 years old, the school says she's too old to attend:
Tiffany currently attends St. Leo Universtiry with a major in healthcare administration. Chris also plans to attend St. Leo and is interested in sports management. They both feel their strong credentials, good grades and high morals should be enough to make an exception in this case.
As for the principal, Ray Bonti, he says rules are rules.
"If I have to make an exception for her, where does it stop? We know they are good people, but I can't have adults at a high school dance," said Bonti. "Parents trust me to take care of their kids. I can't have older adults there."
He went on to say, "We understand he is a great young man, and he can bring any one of the 2,100 other students to the prom."