Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Connecticut teen seeks OK for 21-year-old prom date

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published April 24. 2014 8:00AM   Updated April 24. 2014 8:58AM

Torrington (AP) — A Connecticut teenager is appealing to her local Board of Education after school officials rejected her request to bring her 21-year-old boyfriend to her prom.

Eighteen-year-old Torrington High School senior Mikayla Perlotto and her mother, Donna, urged the school board Wednesday night to intervene. She also argued her case in a Facebook posting this week.

The board took no action, but School Superintendent Cheryl Kloczko agreed to meet with Perlotto's boyfriend, Ethan Gleason, before making a final decision on whether he can attend next month's prom. Gleason will turn 22 before the event.

High school officials rejected Perlotto's request earlier this month, citing concerns that Gleason is of legal drinking age. But officials acknowledge there's no official prom age policy.

Perlotto faces a May 1 deadline to buy prom tickets.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
Astronomers have discovered a potentially habitable planet similar in size and climate to our own. The planet — dubbed Kepler-186f — is approximately 500 light-years from Earth. Would you volunteer to help colonize a new planet?
Yes. Earth is getting too crowded and polluted.
27%
No. I'll always be an Earthling.
46%
Maybe. Let's see how the first mission goes.
27%
Number of votes: 726

No current items found

Popular on theday.com