School ruins girl’s prom by saying she can’t come solo

As if it didn’t suck enough that Amanda Dougherty’s date backed out of the junior prom at the last minute, her apparently heartless school has now banned her from going solo. The 17-year-old told CBS Philadelphia it was “sickening” to be told by Archbishop John Carroll High School that she needed a date to attend. Adding to Dougherty’s woes, she estimates she’s already spent around $1,000 preparing for what was supposed to be a magical night. Ouch. The Office of Catholic Education is standing firm, saying it hosts plenty of single-friendly dances but that the prom is a “special social event where a date is required to attend.”