Autistic student leaves prom in tears when special date, 24, banned

- A major prom problem left an autistic student leaving in tears.

School officials didn’t have an issue with him. Their beef was with his date.

They said since she’s 24, she was too old to enter the high school event. But the date was his sister.

This happened over the weekend in Tennessee. Their father said they didn't know students couldn’t bring dates older than 20, but the school should’ve made an exception since his son has special needs son. He told a local TV station his son wanted his older sister by his side to protect him from bullying.

A school spokesperson said the principal told the mother the student could stay but his sister would not be allowed to enter.

The spokesperson added, "If there had been a request for an exception to the rules, we certainly would have entertained that and worked with the family, but at no time was there a request."

Click here for what the community is doing to turn their outrage into something positive and save the student’s once-in-a-lifetime memory.

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