N.C. teen denied access to prom because he wore a kilt

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SELMA, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager says he was kept out of a prom for homeschooled kids because he wore his late grandfather’s kilt.

WTVD-TV in Durham reports 16-year-old David Leix wore the kilt for a “Praise Prom,” described as a Christian alternative prom for homeschoolers but open to any rising students in grades nine through 12. When he arrived with his date last Friday, volunteers refused to let him in. A dress code listed on the prom’s website says pants are acceptable, but jeans, shorts and baggy pants are not.

Hillary Leix, of Johnston County, about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh, said other parents at the prom arranged to buy pants for her son, and he returned after missing two hours.

A phone call seeking comment from prom host Traci Lanphere was not immediately returned on Monday.

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