LA CENTER, WA - Ibrahim Ahmad, a high school senior in Washington state, decided to go big for his prom proposal by strapping a fake bomb around his waist.
"I made a sign, it said "I know it's a little late, but I'm kind of the bomb! Will you be my date to prom?" And, I had a paintball vest with paper tubes and some wires hanging out," said Ahmad. "I figured it was really funny and everyone else who was there thought it was good and funny."
But the school principal wasn't laughing.
"I only had it on for a good like 20 seconds and she just walked up, took it and then took me to the office."
Ibrahim was suspended for five days which includes the prom.
The superintendent issued a statement saying in part "Given all that is going on in the world today, even simulated weapons/devices can undermine our collective efforts to create a safe school and therefore are handled with appropriate disciplinary actions."