HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBSNewYork/AP)– A Pennsylvania high school student says she was barred from attending her prom because she was wearing a suit rather than a dress.
Aniya Wolf tells a local news station she’s a lesbian who has worn a shirt and pants for all three years she has attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.
Aniya and her mother say the family got a last-minute email saying girls had to wear dresses to attend the prom.
Mom Carolyn Wolf says she didn’t think the dress code barred her daughter from wearing a suit and the last-minute message was unfair because they had bought a new suit.
Aniya says she decided to go to Friday’s prom anyway but was thrown out.
Bishop McDevitt’s principal hasn’t returned a message left Saturday seeking comment.
(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)