A group of senior girls in Mesquite, Texas weren't allowed to attend their homecoming dance this past weekend because, school officials determined, their dresses were inappropriate.
"The students had been told all week long during the announcements there would be a dress code," district spokesman Ian Halperin told the Dallas Morning News. "The whole point of this is it should have not been a surprise to any young lady that her dress would be reviewed before entering the dance."
And according to the Morning News, female students were given options if their dresses were deemed inappropriate:
As the students entered the dance at the Hampton Inn, district personnel conducted "little dress code inspections," Halperin said. If there was a question about the dress, the girl was directed to a female administrator.
If the administrator decided the dress did not meet the code, the girls had several choices, Halperin said. They could attempt to bring the dress into code by making small changes such as pinning a slit or bodice, go home and change or ask parents to bring a different dress.
Some of the girls and their parents were barred from the dance after they became argumentative and belligerent, Halperin said.