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(Scroll down for video) Female students were banned from a celebration after the principal deemed their skirts too short, according to reports.
The principal of the Utah high school, apologized to students and their parents after dozens of girls were turned away because their homecoming dresses were considered too short.
"As much as we want to have a certain level of adequacy and reasonableness, there was never an intention to cause people to be heartbroken, upset, confused and frustrated," Stansbury High School principal Kendall Topham said on Monday.
Even the high school homecoming queen was told that her dress was not appropriate at the dance on Saturday.
"They said I was showing my knees so therefore it was very short, and to get into the dance I needed to put on leggings," Erika Alvey said.
"So I did and I came to the dance, but that was before I realized that this was going to become such a big problem."
About two dozen girls were not allowed into the dance because of their short dresses, administrators said, although parents commenting on the Facebook page "Stansbury High Slaughter Homecoming Spirit," that the number was actually much higher.