A Pennsylvania high school student was kicked out of prom because she wore a suit instead of a dress.
Ever since she was a little girl, Aniya Wolf has dressed like a boy, WHTM reported.
“I’ve just always been like this, ever since I was little,” Aniya told WHTM. “I was always more masculine. You wouldn’t catch me playing with any Barbie dolls, I’ll tell you that right now.”
Aniya is a junior at Bishop McDevitt high school. Throughout her three years at the school, her uniform was simply a shirt and pants. There weren’t any problems, until prom night came.
Aniya’s family got a letter from the school informing them that girls had to wear a dress to prom.
“I told them that I had read the dress code that was given to the students and I didn’t think that it precluded her from wearing a suit,” Aniya’s mom, Carolyn, told the news station. “I said that this was very unfair, particularly at the last minute. We had gone out and bought a new suit. I think my daughter is beautiful in a suit.”
Aniya had been looking forward to prom for quite some time. She decided to go in her suit anyway, but was kicked out.
“I think my experience shouldn’t be any different than anyone else’s because of something I was born with,” she said.
Aniya said a school official took her by the arm and threatened to call the police, so she decided to leave.
“You know, a lot of girls’ dresses -- I mean, I’m not saying that all of them are this way -- but they do show a lot of skin,” she said. “I think I’m dressed pretty modestly.”
Aniya said she feels accepted by her fellow students, but school officials made her feel like “a mistake.”
Bishop McDevitt has not issued any statement regarding the incident.