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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Braveheart-like Battle Brewing in Missouri

From The Kansas City (Mo.) Star of Dec. 20, 2005:

Student asked to change out of kilt seeks dress code change

BETSY TAYLOR
Associated Press

JACKSON, Mo. - When Nathan Warmack wore a Scottish kilt to a high school dance, the senior wasn't trying to make a point. He just wanted to honor his heritage.

But then a principal told him to change into a pair of pants. And what began with a few yards of tartan has sparked an international debate about freedom, symbols and cultural dress.

More than 1,600 people have signed an Internet petition seeking an apology for the student. Scots in the United States are assembling a traditional ensemble they hope the student will wear to the prom. And his family is trying to change the school's dress code policy.

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... Clan Gunn member, Beth Gardner, started an online petition seeking an apology for Warmack. It questions in part the notion that the kilt was a distraction.

"From what? From the intense concentration it takes to dance?"

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[Read the whole story]
Sign the "Nathan Warmack's Right to Wear his Kilt" petition here.

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