School Boots Dozens of Girls from Dance, Claims Dresses “Too Short”
TOOELE, Utah – Dozens of girls at Stansbury High School in Tooele say they weren’t allowed to attend their Homecoming dance Saturday night because their dresses were too short.
According to Tooele School District’s dress code, individual schools develop their own dress code standards. At Stansbury High School, that means dresses that are at or near knee-length, FOX 13 in Salt Lake City reports.
There have been signs in the days leading up to their school Homecoming on Saturday illustrating to students what is ‘acceptable,’ and parents thought their daughters had purchased appropriate dresses, but the school turned those girls away at the doors to the dance.
“It’s frustrating. That there’s such an ambiguous rule that all of us believed we were following. And then we spent the money and time and none of the kids or parents found out until they got there,” said Shelly Wolf, a parent.
Wolf says her daughter was one of dozens of girls who were told to leave the Stansbury High Homecoming Dance on Saturday because her dress was too short. Parents found themselves abruptly picking up their daughters and their dates.
Parents and students have begun a Facebook page – “Stansbury High Homecoming Spirit Massacre” – to express their frustrations over the incident.
The school district has not responded to requests for comment, FOX 13 reports.