2 students suspended after same-sex couple prom proposal at Alexandria High School in Alabama

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Students say two girls were given in-school suspension after a female student asked her girlfriend to go to prom with her during Alexandria High School's talent show Tuesday.
The girl who initiated the prom proposal and another female student who helped her, were sent to in-school suspension Wednesday, said Ashley Fadely, a senior at Alexandria High, which is in east Alabama's Calhoun County school system.
Fadely said the girlfriend who was asked to prom was performing at the talent show. That student wasn't disciplined, Fadely told AL.com.
School officials called the incident a "disruption," according to Fadely. School was dismissed soon after the incident, so the girls were not disciplined until Wednesday, she said.
"I was there when it happened. It was right after her performance. No words were spoken by them. They just got happy, hugged and that was it," Fadely said.
Alexandria High Principal Anthony Mack Holley and the Calhoun County Schools Superintendent did not immediately respond to email requests for comment Wednesday evening.
"If it was a male and a female student, nothing would have been done," Fadely said.
She claims there have been other prom proposals and even a marriage proposal between male and female students at the high school. She said none of the students involved in those proposals have been disciplined. 
Several current and former students posted on social media about the incident. Fadely said some students have started a movement to boycott prom if the two girls are not allowed to go together.
"I don't think it was right that they might not be allowed to go to prom. I've decided...I'm not going to prom," she said. "Some students have been trying to get refunds for prom (fees already paid)."
Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

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