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Midstate school says prom dress code sent out months ago

Written by The Associated Press | May 9, 2016 10:40 AM
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(Harrisburg) --  A Dauphin County school says parents were informed about its prom dress code months before a student was barred from attending because she wore a suit instead of a dress.

A statement from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg says the dress code was sent to parents three months ago specifying girls must wear formal dresses, and those who didn't would not be admitted.

Student Aniya Wolf tells WHTM-TV her family got a last-minute email saying girls had to wear dresses.

She says she's a lesbian who has worn a shirt and pants all three years she's attended the school.

Carolyn Wolf says she didn't think the dress code barred her daughter from wearing a suit, and the last-minute message was unfair.

Aniya was thrown out of Friday's prom.

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