Jacksonville high school apologizes for 'good girl' prom dress flyers posted in hallways

By: Brittney Donovan , Action News Jax

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UPDATE: Parents, students react to Jacksonville high school's 'good girl' prom flyers

School officials have apologized after flyers of prom dress guidelines posted at a Jacksonville high school sparked a social media outcry.

The flyers were put up in the hallways of Stanton College Prep High School by administrators.

Photos of girls wearing dresses considered acceptable were labeled "good girls."

Photos of dresses without backs or with slits read: "Going to Stanton Prom? No, you're not."

The student body responded with #scpgoodgirl and the flyers were taken down, but not before many people took to social media to speak out against them.

Students posted video to Twitter of an apparent apology from administrators.

“Please do accept my apology for this poor delivery of information. Our intent is to make sure prom is enjoyable and memorable," the principal said.

The school district said on Twitter Tuesday that the displays were not appropriate.

DCPS full statement:

The display of prom dress photos pertaining to recommended attire at Stanton College Preparatory School is not an approved policy by the school or Duval County Public Schools. The displayed images were immediately removed by school leadership on Monday. Both students and staff have been informed this was not acceptable or appropriate guidance for prom dress attire.”

Some students showed up in purple and white shirts Tuesday or wore the female sign on their face to show solidarity and support for women.

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