The girl said, "yes," but Shelton High School senior James Tate was suspended for posting the invitation on a wall in 12-inch cardboard letters. School officials said it was a safety risk.
Under school rules, because Tate was suspended after April 1, he couldn't go to the prom with date Sonali Rodrigues.
But on Saturday, headmaster Beth Smith announced a policy change. Now, the school decides prom attendance for suspended students on a "case by case" basis. In Tate's case, he can go.
Smith acknowledged the "international notoriety" the case received on social network sites had an effect. Students also staged a protest sit-in.
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