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He Asked His Grandma to Prom. School Said No

'Nanny' had never been to her own prom, so Bryce Maine thought it'd be a nice gesture
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2017 5:10 PM CDT
He Asked His Grandma to Prom. School Said No
"Nanny" in her prom dress.   (Facebook)

Alabama's Eufaula High School is very clear in its prom rules, per WTVM: You can't take your grandma, unless your grandma happens to be under the age of 20. Which has left senior Bryce Maine in a bit of a spot since he'd asked his grandmother, Catherine Maine, to be his date to the special event because she'd never gone to her own. The school is now denying "Nanny's" invitation; its reasoning, per a statement: Prom guests are to be all around the same age for safety reasons, with the school saying it's turned down requests to bring older dates before. Another reason, according to a Facebook post by "Sarah Catherine," who says she's Bryce's cousin: The school board is afraid if they let Bryce bring Nanny in all seriousness, others will want to do it as a joke at future proms.

"My blood is boiling right now," Sarah writes, explaining that their grandmother already bought a dress for the April 8 dance. "Like really?!" Fellow students at Bryce's school are also pushing the #letnannygotoprom hashtag on social media, Fox News reports. One Twitter user notes what others are thinking: "Of course the rules exist for good reasons, but common sense exists to tell them when exceptions should be made." The school, meanwhile, says in its statement that no parent or guardian has officially complained about the age limit yet, and that the father of the student in "the situation that has come to light on social media" (ostensibly Bryce's situation) has been called to see if he can meet with school officials. So far, no meeting will be happening until at least Monday. (An Indiana teen took his 93-year-old great­-grandmother to the prom.)

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