The Pennsylvania high school student suspended for interrupting a school assembly to ask Miss America to prom says he didn't mean to "disrespect" administrators who warned him against asking.
"When I heard that Miss America was coming, I just pitched an idea, like a funny joke," Patrick Farves, 18, and a student at Central York High School in York, Pa., told WCBS.
"They did call me down about 10 minutes before the presentation and they told me, 'That'd be inappropriate. Don't do it,'" Farves said.
Farves went ahead with his proposal, asking Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri to the school's prom in the middle of a talk on science, technology, engineering and math studies she gave at the school Thursday.
"I was nervous but when you're ready, you're ready. You just grasp the moment," Farves said.
School officials issued Farves a three-day suspension for his smooth moves because he ignored their advance warnings not to pull the stunt.
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