LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania high school student had the experience of a lifetime at prom, but not in the way she and her family expected WHTM, reported.
Aniya Wolf was tossed out of prom for challenging the dress code, according to WHTM.
“I was always more masculine,” Aniya told WHTM. “You wouldn’t catch me playing with any Barbie dolls, I’ll tell you that right now.”
Throughout her three years at Bishop McDevitt High School her school uniform was strictly a shirt and pants. Then, something suddenly changed, the Wolf family told WHTM.
They told WHTM that a last-minute email explained girls had to wear a dress to prom. Aniya’s mom called the school.
“I told her that I had read the dress code that was given to the students, and I didn’t think that it precluded her from wearing a suit,” Aniya’s mother, Carolyn, told WHTM.
“I said that this was very unfair particularly at the last-minute,” Carolyn added. “We had gone out and bought a new suit. I think my daughter is beautiful in a suit.”
Because Aniya had been looking forward to the night for so long, she decided to got to prom, but she got thrown out.
Aniya told WHTM a school official took her by the arm and said she was going to call police so she left.
“You know a lot of girls’ dresses, I mean I’m not saying that all of them are this way, but they do show a lot of skin,” Aniya told WHTM. “I think I’m dressed pretty modestly. ”
School officials told WHTM in a statement that prom dress code was sent to parents about three months ago, and a reminder on March 6.
Aniya told WHTM she feels very accepted by her fellow students, but school officials made her feel, in her words, like a mistake.