Girls Booted From Prom for Revealing Dresses

Dozens of girls were turned away from a prom at a Louisiana high school this weekend because a teacher thought their dresses were too revealing.

Families of the girls say the teacher cited alleged violations of the school dress code. Most of the offending garb apparently involved excessive display of cleavage.

One prom-goer thinks his date was turned away because of how she's built. He calls that "discrimination" and thinks that's "wrong."

Jefferson Parish school district officials are backing the teacher. They say she was simply enforcing a dress code that's been in effect for years.

They add that some of the girls were admitted after they fixed their dresses.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mandy Location: Ohio on Apr 18, 2007 at 07:46 PM
    Honestly, how dumb! I saw the dresses on the news tonight and I thought they were gorgeous. How is an open back revealing? It's a back! My dress is open back because that's the style this year. I bet the teachers are just jealous of these cute girls. It's such a let down to go through the trouble of buying a dress that flatters you, hair, makeup...not to mention limo and after prom tickets. These teachers need a life...the girls looked far from being strippers.
  • by Susie Location: COS on Apr 18, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    Surely we have something better to report on?
  • by Brandon Location: Brown on Apr 17, 2007 at 08:51 AM
    Aside from nudity, I think the students should have been allowed to dress in what they feel is appropriate and makes them most comfortable. Prom is a celebration for students on becoming adults and being able to make their own choices. I don't feel it is the best time to start taking away their freedom.
  • by randy Location: manitou on Apr 16, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    can we really put emph.on this really?? isnt there real news out there?cmon people, everyones seen a set, nothing new here. we are so numb to disasters, death, crimes of all sorts but here we are making a big deal outta nothing. get a life and pay attention to your own life and let people live theres! and hang up and drive, if your not passing get outta the left lane.
  • by Virginia Location: Michigan on Apr 16, 2007 at 04:54 PM
    Bravo! Awesome high school staff! FINALLY an adminstrator decides to take a stance and ENFORCE the rules! I wasn't in high school too long ago and while yes, some of us are "built" that is no reason to be scandalous at a school function. Young ladies today need to remember what it means to be an actual "lady." This is one step in the right direction!
  • by michelle Location: pueblo on Apr 16, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    It is sad that so many have said it is ok to dress how ever just because they are 18. Not all students are 18 at the prom and so it is not an adult activity. When young girls walk around dressed as if they belong at the local bar not school activity than they should be turned away. I am not from there but I bet there are rules for the dresses so they should have known what was expected. Teaching young people it is ok to break rules because it fits their behavior is wrong and is why they felt it was ok to do as they wished. Depending on just how revealing the dresses were the school made a good choice. The fact some feel revealing dresses are appropriate becaues it's prom and because they are 18 could explain why often these girls become mom's at such an early age.
  • by Stephanie Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 16, 2007 at 02:11 PM
    Are you kidding me? It's prom!! I believe most dresses are "revealing" in one way or another. How you're going to say follow the dress code with regards to a prom dress it beyond me. It's not like they were coming nakes and saying "hey, let me in". And yes, if the parents let them go out dressed however they were, then who is a school teacher who isn't the parent to say that they aren't dressed appropriatly? They weren't going to school, they were going to prom, get over it.
  • by Troy Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 16, 2007 at 01:37 PM
    This is just pathetic. It's prom. Most prom goers are 18. They are not children if they can be hounded my military recruiters and join the military after graduation and be sent to Iraq. Why are people scared of breasts?
  • by Sonja Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 16, 2007 at 12:49 PM
    For one, this story didn't state what grade these "children" were in. Prom is deligated for Junior's and Senior's. Most seniors turn 18 before they graduate. And what in America did the age 18 mean again? Oh yes...ADULT. Also, prom night is a celebration that typically involves parents going Camera Crazy. If parents are allowing their children to go in "revealing" dresses, who are you to stop them? So do not blame the "kids", point your blaming fingers towards the parents.
  • by Tk Location: yoder on Apr 16, 2007 at 11:13 AM
    Great job LA!! Great someone is takinga stand..shouldbe done by parent and of course alot sooner but...way to go!!!
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