Patrick Farve, a York, Pa., high school student, was given three days of suspension after asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to accompany him to prom.

Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

Farve, 18, stepped up to participate in a question-and-answer session that Davuluri was participating in at his high school. Instead of asking about her Miss America work, the teenager decided to try his luck and ask Davuluri, 25, to his senior prom. Davuluri laughed it off, Farve’s classmates applauded – but school administrators were devising a punishment.

Apparently Farve had been warned ahead of time that asking such a question would earn him some form of punishment. Despite the alleged warning, people on social media have taken to the teen’s defense, challenging administrators for their harsh punishment for the ultimately harmless act. At one point, “#freepatty” was trending on Twitter.

Nina Davuluri Defends Patrick Farve

Davuluri admitted that she wouldn’t be able to be Farve's date due to scheduling conflicts – but reached out to the teen’s high school in an effort to help him get out of trouble.

“I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend due to my travel schedule,” Davuluri wrote on her Facebook. “I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision.”

– Chelsea Regan