Kilt-wearing boy wins apology

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    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri high school student who was barred from a school dance because he was wearing a Scottish kilt has received an apology from school officials after the action sparked outrage among Scottish heritage supporters.

    In a letter dated January 9, Jackson School District Superintendent Ron Anderson apologized to Jackson High School senior Nathan Warmack and said the district would train staffers how to properly apply the school dress code.

    The letter came after more than two months of debate and discussion about the actions of school officials when they asked Warmack, who is of Scottish descent, to change into trousers before entering the dance on November 5.

    News of the event sparked an Internet petition, which was ultimately signed by more than 10,000 supporters and championed by the Clan Gunn Society of North America, which promotes Scottish heritage and traditions.

    "Individual members felt like there had been an injustice to the young man," said society president Rich Gunn.

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    One of my youngest son's best friends wore a kilt to Senior prom. He was the hit of the event! Oh yeah, he was valedictorian; full scholarship to Stanford; all-state in cross country; Chicago Tribune all-American scholar; Marine scholarship recipient; Some Gates Foundation Service Award Winner; too many other honors to list.

    I don't know too many boys, even at 18 that are secure enough to wear something like that, without making a joke out of it. He was and all the kids respected him for it, although obviously he'd had their respect way before prom.
     

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