William Carruba, a high school senior from Granite City, Ill., has been told he cannot wear a Scottish kilt to his senior prom by his district’s school board.
According to school superintendent Harry A. Briggs, Carruba must adhere to “normal dress,” and that attending prom “is a privilege, not a right.”
Carruba, who special-ordered the kilt months ago, was quoted in St. Louis Today: ”One of my great-grandfathers came to this country in the 1700s for freedom,” he said. “Saying I can’t wear my kilt … is a pronouncement that I cannot honor my family.”
Which begs the question — what if a Muslim student were to wear a traditional hijab to the prom — is that also disallowed?