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Utah parents, students upset over enforcement of dress code at high school dance

  • In this undated photo provided by Chad Pehrson shows his daughter, Tayler Gillespie, 17, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code.  Parents, and students at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. The dress code said hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated. The code also says dresses should cover the chest and back at the top of the armpit and should be secured.. (AP Photo/Chad Pehrson)

    In this undated photo provided by Chad Pehrson shows his daughter, Tayler Gillespie, 17, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code. Parents, and students at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. The dress code said hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated. The code also says dresses should cover the chest and back at the top of the armpit and should be secured.. (AP Photo/Chad Pehrson)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo provided by Veronica Pehrson shows her daughter, Tayler Gillespie, 17, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code. Parents, and students at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. The dress code said hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated. The code also says dresses should cover the chest and back at the top of the armpit and should be secured. (AP Photo/Veronica Pehrson)

    In this undated photo provided by Veronica Pehrson shows her daughter, Tayler Gillespie, 17, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code. Parents, and students at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. The dress code said hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated. The code also says dresses should cover the chest and back at the top of the armpit and should be secured. (AP Photo/Veronica Pehrson)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by Shannon Johnson shows her daughter Abbey Johnson, 15, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code. Parents and students at a Utah high school say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. Johnson was told her dress was inappropriate and had to put on a tank top underneath in order to enter. “They made me feel really embarrassed, along with a lot of other girls,” Johnson said.(AP Photo/Shannon Johnson)

    This undated photo provided by Shannon Johnson shows her daughter Abbey Johnson, 15, wearing her homecoming dance dress that failed to pass the school’s dress code. Parents and students at a Utah high school say they’re angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. Johnson was told her dress was inappropriate and had to put on a tank top underneath in order to enter. “They made me feel really embarrassed, along with a lot of other girls,” Johnson said.(AP Photo/Shannon Johnson)  (The Associated Press)

Parents and students at a Utah high school say they're angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance.

Parent Chad Pehrson says his 17-year-old daughter was one of dozens of students at Bingham High School in South Jordan who were pulled aside before entering the dance last Saturday. The dress code said hemlines should go no higher than mid-thigh when seated. The code also says dresses should cover the chest and back at the top of the armpit and should be secured

Pehrson says his daughter and others had complied with the policy, but they were still turned away. He says administrators did not enforcing the policy uniformly.

Principal Chris Richards-Khong told The Salt Lake Tribune that students were warned about the policy.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com