Girl upset after school says no to Confederate flag prom dress

Posted at 8:52 AM, Apr 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-25 08:52:01-04

(CBS) – A Gibson County, Tennessee High School student is upset, after school officials kept her from attending her senior prom because of the dress she was wearing.

It resembled a Confederate flag, and school leaders were worried it would start a fight.

Texanna Edwards spent more than $150 on the dress — but never even made it inside.

Texanna was shocked, claiming she and other students wear clothes with the Confederate flag to school all the time, and it is never an issue.

And though the Confederate flag is not specifically mentioned in the school’s dress code policy, it does say that “certain shirts with printed material on them will not be allowed.”

Texanna says no one who saw her dress thought it was offensive.

Principal James Hughes says prom night was the first time he has seen a student wear any clothing with a Confederate flag on it.

He says if it happened again, he would do the same thing–ask them to change, or leave the school.