A homecoming dance dress code kept about two dozen girls from attending the event. According to eCanadaNow, the girls were denied admission to the annual homecoming dance at their school in Bingham, Utah, after school officials decided that their outfits were inappropriate. The girls were embarrassed, and felt completely humiliated. Their parents were very angry with the school’s decision to deny their girls entry, and are demanding that the school apologize to their kids.
“Some were sent home because a dress was judged to be too low and exposing the back or exposed too much leg when a student sat down.”
The homecoming dance dress code prohibits students from wearing dresses that are too short, but it is a bit more involved than that. According to The Canada Journal, there are quite a few things that school administrators were looking for when determining if a student’s dress was appropriate. The school says that the students were made well aware of the dress code before Saturday night’s homecoming dance.
“According to the school’s dress code policy, dresses should cover the chest, and back at the top of the arm pit and hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated.”
One mother expressed the following feelings toward the school’s decision to deny some girls entry.
“I feel like there were several girls at the dance, who were discriminated against. I’m also an advocate of what’s right and what’s wrong and I feel like what happened here at Bingham High School was really done in a wrong manner.”
The homecoming dance dress code was handled in a manner that seemed right by the school. The principal said that most of the girls were advised to cover up or to go home and change, and were allowed to attend the dance after they did so. About four girls refused to comply to the rules, and were forced to miss out on the night altogether.
Students have been making the news a lot lately — and for things that might have you scratching your head. In fact, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, a student at San Diego State University was recently asked to take down an American flag that he had hanging outside of his apartment… because it might offend non-Americans.
“We were then told that it was for political reasons and that the flag could offend foreign people that live here, foreign exchange students. I’ve had friends and family fight to defend that flag.”
Naturally, the school got a ton of backlash for that, just as the school in Utah is being slammed for their decision. Do you think these schools were out of line?
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