Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

School Reschedules Prom, Forgets to Tell Students

prom-hands-couple-corsage.jpg
Photo by Dan Kosmayer/Shutterstock
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Talk about a major oops: A SoCal high school rescheduled prom night, and completely forgot to inform the students.

The night of Saturday, April 27 found Bloomington High students dressed up and ready to party at the venue, Santa Anita Park, and learned there was no party that day.

Naturally, the kids were upset when they were told their event was set for another date.

"We thought it was a joke, OK, that's not funny," said student Selena Reyes, according to ABC7. "When we get there, they tell us that we have to come back home and come back next weekend."

Support for LAist comes from

The venue, facing hundreds of dressed up teens who'd made the trek from Colton and had spent hundreds of dollars on preparations for the very special night, scrambled to provide them with music and snacks, but the students said it just wasn't the same.

The school's online calendar clearly lists the date of prom as April 27, and while the school principal says he's willing to take responsibility, he is blaming "a miscommunication between the school and the event planner" for the major snafu.

On Twitter, kids folks were snickering about the mix-up:

Support for LAist comes from

The school will be offering a second prom for students, free of charge, later in May, according to L.A. Now.