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School gives pathetic excuse for banning student from taking a boy to homecoming

Joseph McCormick September 24, 2015

A high school in the US has given a pathetic excuse for not allowing a student to bring a boy to his homecoming dance.

Lance Sanderson had previously had his wish to bring a boy to his Christian Brothers High School homecoming dance granted.

But after the administrator who said he was allowed left the school, another official simply turned him down.

In an email, the second administrator from the all-boys Catholic prep school, said boys from other schools were not allowed.

The administrator also allegedly suggested the reason boys from outside schools were banned was for safety reasons.

“I was sitting down talking to one of the current administrators over the summer, and at the end of our conversation, I mentioned it, expecting him to say the same thing. And he had a very different response,” Sanderson said to the Memphis Flyer.

“He mentioned a [gay] couple in Texas and said I was a lot like this one person and said that the guy’s boyfriend murdered him. It was a little rough.”


The school’s official policy on the dances reads: “CBHS students may attend the dance by themselves, with other CBHS students, or with a girl from another school. For logistical reasons, boys from other schools may not attend.”

“The way they worded it is ‘for logistical reasons, boys from other schools may not attend.’ I asked about it in a meeting [Tuesday] morning, and they said they didn’t want guys from our school getting into disagreements with guys from other schools,” Sanderson continued.

The school has declined to comment on the issue.

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