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.
The display of prom dress photos at Stanton College Prep is not appropriate or an approved policy. Images were removed on Mon. #SCPgoodgirl— DCPS (@DuvalSchools) March 28, 2017
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.
Stanton College Prep, Jax FL— Cooper Connelly (@Coop_Connelly) March 28, 2017
#1 in the state
#3 in the region
#6 in the nation
last in respect #scpgoodgirl
Good thing they told us a week before prom it's not like everyone has their dress already....... pic.twitter.com/3nOKhSTu4R— Lily (@LILwillingham) March 27, 2017
"good girl" this is absolutely disgusting and insulting to all the intelligent young ladies who attend this school https://t.co/kgLBXI0MhI— cam (@camrynDAMNico) March 27, 2017
"good girl". how utterly disrespectful and condescending can you be?! this is disgusting https://t.co/PN8SUxZkg1— neha (@NehaSohoni) March 27, 2017
it's almost like some men are just now starting to figure out that women have shoulders, a back, and thighs https://t.co/LNrcOUdchb— antonio (@antoniodelotero) March 27, 2017
You are all beautiful, smart, and independent. Don't let a poster from a dying and outdated moral code bring you down #SCPGoodGirl— Jack LaGoy (@JackLaGoy) March 27, 2017
love seeing EVERYONE, even alumni, promoting #scpgoodgirl it warms my heart to see so many standing up for unjust conduct.— t (@tayleannewilson) March 28, 2017
No one deserves to be disrespected by a school that demands such excellence #scpgoodgirl— savannah 🌎 (@VannahRoy) March 28, 2017
Always been proud of my high school... until today. Stanton, who are you to define a good girl. THEY ARE ALL GREAT GIRLS #scpgoodgirl— Andrew Boulos (@BoulosAndrew) March 28, 2017
treat older women as you would your mother, & treat younger women with all the purity as you would your own sisters 1 tim. 5:2 #scpgoodgirl— kendall berry (@_theberryfairy_) March 28, 2017
#scpgoodgirl everyone deserves to feel comfortable, everyone deserves to be treated with respect, everyone deserves to feel valuable— hannah aris (@hannaharis_) March 27, 2017
#scpgoodgirl women deserve so much respect and not to be treated like animals— Shereef (@Chief_Shereef) March 27, 2017
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