New York: US First Lady Michelle Obama enquired from Indian-origin Miss America Nina Davuluri about the suspension of a high school student who had asked the beauty queen to be his prom night date.
He gave Ms Davuluri a plastic flower as she spoke to the students.
The school, however, did not take the prank lightly and suspended Farves for three days, saying the student had "deliberately" defied school administrators, who had requested him that he not ask Ms Davuluri the question after they learnt of the planned stunt.
Farves later apologised, writing a letter to the district's assistant superintendent that he was sorry for the commotion.
Ms Davuluri, 24, who is the first Indian-American to win the Miss America pageant, was invited by the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll Celebrations on April 21. After the event, Ms Davuluri tweeted that while she had been fretting over what she would say to the First Lady, Michelle began the conversation with a remark about the suspended student.