The Prom-Goers Were There, But The Prom Wasn’t

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (April 30, 2013)—Dozens of California high school students found themselves all dressed up with no place to go after showing up for a prom that wasn’t.

The tuxedo-clad and corsage-wearing teens from Bloomington High School traveled 40 miles Saturday to Santa Anita Park, only to discover they hadn't been told that the date of the big night had changed.

Instead of the enchanting evening they were expecting, students were served chicken strips in a hastily arranged small hall where someone played music from a laptop computer.

The San Bernardino County school's calendar and the prom invitations listed the event on April 27, but it was actually scheduled for this Saturday.

Principal Ignacio Cabrera says there was miscommunication with event planners.

A semi-formal substitute event is planned on May 18.

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