A Michigan high school is causing a stir across the internet after pictures of their "prom policy" surfaced on Twitter. For years, administrators at Divine Child High School have upheld a strict dress code for prom season- no cleavage, no exposed backs, and no super-short dresses- which are typical guidelines for many high schools across the country. The reason for the national outcry, however, centers around Divine Child's punishment for breaking the dress code: "modesty ponchos".
They are called “Modesty Ponchos” by administrators at Divine Child Catholic High School. It’s new this year to keep female students in line with the dress code at prom. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/hd2NM3CvKP— Jessica Dupnack (@JDupnackFOX2) April 30, 2018
According to students at the school, they were given the option of either going home or wearing one of the ponchos- which are "available in short and long styles". The teacher behind the idea claims that the idea was intended as a "light-hearted deterrant", and that having ponchos would influence students to "focus on the inner beauty of people". You can read the full story here: BBC
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