OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - A few parents and their Opelika High School students are not happy after allegedly being turned away from what was deemed "inappropriate" dress.
They say several female students were asked to leave their Homecoming dance Friday night because their dresses were too short. A parent sent pictures of some of the dresses as the students gathered in the parking lot. Many parents were also upset.
Destiney Laro wrote on Facebook:
In a request for comment to Opelika City Schools, OHS Principal Farrell Seymore said: "Dresses must be at the knee per school dress code."
Mark Neighbors, the Opelika City Schools Superintendent released a statement saying:
Opelika City Schools confirmed that the homecoming dance-specific dress code was sent out to parents and students on Sept. 7.
School officials said a second, free dance will be held with specific school board dress code be the standard district-wide. The costs of tickets will be refunded to students who were asked to leave the dance.
The date and time of the second dance have not been scheduled.