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04/23/2014 05:14 pm ET Updated Apr 23, 2014

Female Student Reportedly Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

School officials were reportedly not down with this student's prom outfit.

According to North Carolina's WBTV, Cherryville High School student Shafer Rupard said she was asked to leave her senior prom because she wore pants to the event.

"The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing," Rupard told the outlet. "I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket, and I was like, 'Well I'll take those off,' and she was like, 'No, it's the pants.'"

Rupard’s mother, Shawn McQuaige, told the outlet that neither the prom invitation nor the handbook included a dress code for the event. Indeed, while the 2013-2014 parent and student handbook specifies that students should wear “appropriate” clothing for school, it does not mention anything about prom attire specifically.

The Huffington Post reached out to the school district but did not receive an immediate response.

In 2013, Cherryville High School was awarded a bronze medal for outstanding student achievement from US News and World Report, the school’s website notes.

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