High school won't let teen bring his grandma to prom

By Emily Drooby, Buzz60

A loving grandson in invited his grandmother to prom because she never attended her own.

Catherine Maine took her grandson, a high school senior named Bryce, up on his offer, but then the school said no.

They Maines had made arrangements, and Catherine had already bought a dress when the school told her she couldn't come.

Bryce's cousin voiced her concern on Facebook d using the hashtag #LetNannyGoToProm.

According to AL.com, the board of education thinks bringing her to prom would cause kids to do it in the future as a joke, which would make the school a mockery.

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Prom dresses through the years
1950s: When it comes to 1950s prom fashion, “Grease” is the word. Think tea-length, swingy dresses perfect for doing the hand jive. The poofier the skirt, the better.
1970s: In the 70s, the fellas rocked some far out tuxedos, while the girls loved bohemian-inspired gunny sack shapes.
1970s: Floral prints and pastels were also at their pinnacle.
1980s: Prom in the 80s meant big sleeves, big hair and bright colors.
1990s: The 90s saw a spike in sleek, shimmering dresses, inspired by style icons like Britney Spears. Although some may say her denim on denim look circa the 2001 AMA’s comes in as a close second.

According to WVTM, the principal issued a statement, saying, "Safety of students and staff is the first and most important of the many tasks of a school administrator. For the 10 years I have been high school principal, we have denied requests each year from students asking to bring older dates to prom. We do not chance leaving any stone unturned when it comes to safety. Most high schools have an age limit for prom attendees."

But it's not all bad. There's been an outpouring of love for Bryce and his grandma from locals, including a country club that's going to give the pair free dinner on prom night.

Free dinner? If that's the treatment kids are going to get for being nice to their grandparents, I think respecting one's elders is going to be the next big trend.

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