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

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

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.

The Latest
The announcement comes 100 days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. And it comes as wait times in Illinois for abortion procedures have skyrocketed from four days to two-and-a-half weeks at Planned Parenthood’s clinic in downstate Fairview Heights.
Diego Uribe admits shooting his aunt and killing 5 other family members in their home in 2016. Uribe’s lawyers contend others were involved.
“My whole family is traumatized and hurt from this senseless act of violence,” the boy’s mother wrote in a funding appeal.
The Bears are 11th in the NFL in points allowed, but coach Matt Eberflus isn’t letting that mask an alarming hole in their run defense — currently 32nd and last in the league after allowing 262 rushing yards against the Giants on Sunday.
Nothing about the passing offense is working right now, and Fields’ performance against the Giants was merely a small step forward.