JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A high school senior from West Tennessee says she was turned away from her prom because of her dress, which had elements of the Confederate battle flag.
Texanna Edwards told The Jackson Sun officials of Gibson County High School told her the dress was "offensive and inappropriate" when she and her date arrived for the dance on Saturday. She was not allowed to attend.
The dress is red and has crossed blue bands that contain rows of white stars.
Gibson County Special School District Superintendent Eddie Pruett said a teacher cautioned the 18-year-old Edwards two months ago that the dress might not be acceptable.
Pruett said there have been racial issues at the school in recent years and Principal James Hughes felt the dress could have caused more.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.