What planet do you live on where anyone would have expected such an overreaction? She clearly expected that once the school realized that the weren't going to get away with it that they would cave and let her bring her date.She knew the school would never allow such a thing. She knew she was doing this as a protest to gain attention.
You seriously believe that she said to herself "Gee, if I ask to take my girlfriend to the prom, then the board will be forced to cancel prom for the WHOLE SCHOOL! Then all the attention will be on me! Muahahahaha!"
Seriously? Who in the world could have predicted that they would cancel the entire prom because one student wanted to take another to prom?
Or she could have petitioned to have the rules changed so that she could bring her significant other. That actually seems like a pretty logical course of action to me. I suppose she could have clandestinely tried to circumvent the rules by showing up "alone" with another girl who was also showing up "alone" on her arm, but is that really the preferred course of action?She could have went by herself, and not make a mockery of this tradition. But the Gay anti society crowd love to make mockeries out of every institution we have.
Protected? They canceled it. Is that how you protect things? By destroying them? I really hope you aren't in the US military. I don't want to be protected that way.The school protected an important custom, and denied the Radicals even more power.