Shelton H.S. parent reacts to school’s statement on prom controversy

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Some Shelton High School parents say a statement that was issued to News 8 Friday regarding controversy over the school’s prom dress code has them frustrated.

“I don’t know what their options are,” said Shelton High School parent, Tricia Marini.

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This story begins after the headmaster of Shelton High School made an announcement telling students those who wear dresses where a midriff is exposed, dresses where there is no back, or with side cuts would be turned away at the door.

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When we did that story school officials sent us a statement and now parents are reacting as prom creeps ever closer, now less than a week away. Marini says she is frustrated by what was said in the statement school officials provided and adds that despite what has been said by school officials she plans to send her daughter to prom in a dress with a bear back.

Here is the statement:

“We made sure that guidelines were set well in advance of this event, so that both students and their parents were aware of our expectations, due to the fact that in years past, some very questionable dresses were worn by a few to prom. We don’t want to be in a position to turn anyone away at the door. We want this to be a safe and memorable evening for everyone.”

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