Students at an Albuquerque, N.M., school decided that communism should be the theme for their prom — now dubbed “Prom-munism.”
The decision by seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School has upset some members of the school.
One student who spoke to local CBS affiliate KRQE, but asked to remain anonymous, said “I hope that Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom.”
“I don’t think it’s something that they should be choosing as a theme for a dance,” another student said, the station reported Thursday.
The prom is scheduled to be held at the Albuquerque Aquarium in April, leading some students to say that the theme should be more appropriate like “A Night in the Reef,” the station reported.
Sam Obenshain, the executive director of the school, said he planned to discuss the vote with students and wants them to understand the negative reactions that could come from the prom.
“We want to make sure that we honor the students’ voices, but at the same time use it as a learning experience for them,” he said.
No word yet on whether the school will go for complete authenticity and imprison anyone who disagrees with the student council.