School: Student's fiance can't go to prom

March 14, 2008 9:20:16 AM PDT
A Quincy, Illinois school is ruling some people are just too old to go to prom.Student Kaela Covert is a junior at Illini West High School. Her fiance, Tylerm is 22 years old. School policy says prom attendees must be in high school or under the age of 21. So, Tyler cannot go.

Kaela says it's not worth going without her future husband.

"When I find out that I may not be able to go, it's just really heartbreaking," she said.

"I don't see any reason in not allowing him to go. I don't think he will be a disruption. I don't think he'll be any trouble," said Beth Covert, Kaela's mom.

The school board met Wednesday night and decided to stick to its age restriction policy.