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School suspends boy for wearing dress to prom
WFRV.COM ^ | 05/11/2005 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/11/2005 3:35:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wednesday May 11, 2005

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) Kerry Lofy had no qualms about wearing a black, spaghetti-strap dress to his high school prom he thought it would be funny.

Turns out, his school didn't.

The 18-year-old senior was ticketed $249 for disorderly conduct, suspended from school for three days and told he must miss his last track meet.

``Things got a little crazy,'' Lofy said.

School district administrator Jim Gottinger said the discipline was for more than just the dress.

According to a police report, a school police liaison officer saw Lofy dancing in a sexually provocative manner, including lying on another student on the dance floor.

``Quite frankly, the behavior was a bigger violation than the dress issue,'' Gottinger said.

Lofy, though, said he wasn't the only one dancing suggestively at prom.

``The whole night was that kind of dancing. They can't single me out and say, 'Oh it was you, it was only you,''' he said. ``I think it's over the dress.''

Police did not cite anyone else at the prom for disorderly conduct, said Donna Wisniewski, assistant to the police chief.

Lofy said his school, Lake Geneva Badger High, had no problem letting him go to Saturday's prom with another guy. Lofy is not gay but says his friend is and couldn't find a date. School officials drew the line at his dress.

``I thought it would be more appropriate for there to be one person dressed like a girl and a person dressed like a guy, than for there to be two guys to go,'' said Lofy, a member of the school's track, ski, powerlifting and soccer teams.

Also, he thought people would find it funny to see a 6-foot, 185-pound guy in a black, stretchy, spaghetti-strap dress.

He says he's known for his outrageous fashion he once went to a homecoming dance dressed like Hugh Hefner with two girls as dates. He went to prom last year in a suit made out of duct tape, and took an inflatable doll as his date to another homecoming.

Word got around about his prom dress, and Lofy said the school's associate principal warned him a few times not to wear it.

He didn't listen. He showed up in the dress, a blond wig, open-toed platform sandals, blue earrings and a necklace.

Teachers turned him away, but he said he showed up later with a tan-and-black plaid leisure suit over the dress and went inside.

He whipped off the suit during a dance-off, and a security guard escorted him out, he said.

Lofy said when he went to school Monday, the school liaison police officer issued the disorderly conduct ticket.

``They thought I was mocking the school,'' he said.

Gottinger, though, said the prom is meant to be dignified, and Lofy's dress ``doesn't meet our criteria of what would be dignified dress.''

Lofy said he'd like to fight the discipline but isn't sure how he can't afford an attorney. He plans to go to Colorado Mountain College in the fall and major in ski hill management.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boy; discipline; dresscode; gay; idiot; prom; school

1 posted on 05/11/2005 3:35:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"School suspends boy for wearing dress to prom"

GOOD.


2 posted on 05/11/2005 3:37:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

3 posted on 05/11/2005 3:37:40 PM PDT by al baby (tag line has the day off)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

May I have this dance?


4 posted on 05/11/2005 3:38:19 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I blame that movie Dirty Dancing.


5 posted on 05/11/2005 3:38:42 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Kids just can't have a little fun anymore without the school gestapo stepping in.

In high school we did all kinds of pranks and stunts that would have gotten us prison time today.

6 posted on 05/11/2005 3:38:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful Or Fatal If Swallowed)
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To: billorites

Is there a bomb in that do?


7 posted on 05/11/2005 3:39:53 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Lofy said his school, Lake Geneva Badger High, had no problem letting him go to Saturday's prom with another guy. Lofy is not gay but says his friend is and couldn't find a date.

Now that's a REAL pal!

8 posted on 05/11/2005 3:40:01 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Flick lives!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sure let the school discipline him, but a $250 for disorderly conduct?


9 posted on 05/11/2005 3:40:17 PM PDT by RWR8189 (Its Morning in America Again!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

18 year olds dancing suggestively? Who would've thought it?


10 posted on 05/11/2005 3:41:28 PM PDT by Canard
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hmm. Where did you go to school? When does the statute of limitations run out?

Come on, vee haf vays of makink you talk!


11 posted on 05/11/2005 3:41:50 PM PDT by Arkie2 (No, I never voted for Bill Clinton.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Gottinger, though, said the prom is meant to be dignified, and Lofy's dress ``doesn't meet our criteria of what would be dignified dress.''

Let me get this straight (so to speak) -- dressing as Hugh Heffner and taking two girls, bringing a blow-up doll, and wearing a duct tape suit has met the criteria of "dignified dress."

12 posted on 05/11/2005 3:41:51 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian (Shake Hands with the Serpent: Poetry by Charles Lipsig aka Celtjew http://books.lulu.com/lipsig)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

All he had to do was claim to be gay and he would have a very lucrative federal case available to him. But of course straight people don't have those privileges.


13 posted on 05/11/2005 3:41:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator ("One cannot say that a law is right simply because it is a law.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wonder what would have happened if a girl had worn a tux?


14 posted on 05/11/2005 3:43:07 PM PDT by GummyIII ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
dancing in a sexually provocative manner, including lying on another student on the dance floor.

,,, well he had to miss the next track meet but he got to go the extra mile at the dance. It's not all bad, is it?

15 posted on 05/11/2005 3:44:15 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: Cindy; aculeus; dighton; general_re; Hillary's Lovely Legs; Lijahsbubbe
Lofy said he'd like to fight the discipline but isn't sure how he can't afford an attorney. He plans to go to Colorado Mountain College in the fall and major in ski hill management.

FYI.

16 posted on 05/11/2005 3:44:17 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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The lad is simply confused....

He was asking "Y"? Add "y" to "lad" and you get "lady".

This should really call for a Size 9 brogan applied forcefully to SOMEBODY'S gluteus maximus repeatedly, until an attitude change becomes apparent.


17 posted on 05/11/2005 3:44:48 PM PDT by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
My haircutter told me yesterday that her daughter is going to the prom with her stepdaughter, who will be dressed in a matching tux.

Yikes! Mom was only concerned because she had to pay for the prom dress AND the tux!

18 posted on 05/11/2005 3:45:34 PM PDT by mombonn (íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Also, he thought people would find it funny to see a 6-foot, 185-pound guy in a black, stretchy, spaghetti-strap dress.

It's going to be an uphill battle in ski hill management if he has no fashion sense.

19 posted on 05/11/2005 3:45:50 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Whiz kid, huh?


20 posted on 05/11/2005 3:46:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: blackie; concordKIWI
He plans to go to Colorado Mountain College in the fall and major in ski hill management.

,,, he knows how to grab attention and he knows what he's going to do in life. Is there an award we can give this kid?

21 posted on 05/11/2005 3:46:50 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel
Is there an award we can give this kid?

He's got Marketing Department Promotions Manager written all over him....

22 posted on 05/11/2005 4:06:55 PM PDT by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Baseball!)
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To: Cindy

I guess there really is no end to educational administration's ignorance and totalitarian orientation.


23 posted on 05/11/2005 4:07:21 PM PDT by middie
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To: shaggy eel

I saw this post and wondered if you had. Obviously the kid does know what he wants to do in life. Sorry that his prank didn't go over well. These days everyone is so scared into being politically correct, that they don't see the funny side in anything.


24 posted on 05/11/2005 4:18:55 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: freebilly

,,, absolutely.


25 posted on 05/11/2005 4:20:41 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
They can't single me out and say, 'Oh it was you, it was only you,''' he said. ``I think it's over the dress.''

The boy may have a case here.

26 posted on 05/11/2005 4:27:31 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: concordKIWI

,,, respect for diversity was out to dinner at that school. The senior male teachers calling the shots should be put in black strappy little numbers, the women teachers in loin cloths, spray painted gold and be made to act out lurid pantomime.


27 posted on 05/11/2005 4:27:56 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: gathersnomoss
"Is there a bomb in that do? "

No, but I have a missile with your name on it.


28 posted on 05/11/2005 4:29:42 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
'...and major in ski hill management.'

That boy ain't right.

29 posted on 05/11/2005 4:32:09 PM PDT by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: shaggy eel

just like English Parliamentarians do!


30 posted on 05/11/2005 4:34:26 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Exhibitionist me me me nouveau hang dirty sheets on the wall and call it art up and coming artist of the in your face a-hole stupid brat generation?

Yeah, I know, I left punctuation out...on porpoise.

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 05/11/2005 4:37:56 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: concordKIWI
just like English Parliamentarians do!

,,, thanx for sharing your past service to them with us.

32 posted on 05/11/2005 4:40:37 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

You're welcome!


33 posted on 05/11/2005 4:44:35 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: Thinkin' Gal
He plans to go to Colorado Mountain College in the fall and major in ski hill management.

Much too liberal, son. Try Hillsdale.

34 posted on 05/11/2005 5:00:28 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: GummyIII
"Wonder what would have happened if a girl had worn a tux?"

Seems I read of such a case a week or two ago.

36 posted on 05/11/2005 5:18:44 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Little SOB got off light.


37 posted on 05/11/2005 5:19:17 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (If arrogance was beauty, New England women would be supermodels!)
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To: sweetliberty
"Wonder what would have happened if a girl had worn a tux?"

Some women look pretty hot in a tux or business attire. Guys in dresses just look like queers.

38 posted on 05/11/2005 5:23:02 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (If arrogance was beauty, New England women would be supermodels!)
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To: mombonn
Mom was only concerned because she had to pay for the prom dress AND the tux!

One of the women I work with is a part-time stripper. She was hired for a 'going-away' party for a college student who had been accepted for a summer term at a university in Ireland. How old was the kid? 19. Who ARRANGED the gig and paid for it? The proud parents. Yeah, this country is on the right course...

39 posted on 05/11/2005 5:28:51 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and proud of it!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yep. Nobody has a sense of humor anymore. Everything gets political.


40 posted on 05/11/2005 6:02:17 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby
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To: concordKIWI; shaggy eel; freebilly
Looks like we're the only ones applauding. I hoped someone would pick up on this creative kid. After reading of his previous 'antics', I liked him ... and I didn't want to be alone (though I would have posted anyway).

Sure hope he's a conservative.

41 posted on 05/11/2005 6:18:58 PM PDT by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: knarf
Sure hope he's a conservative.

,,, we can't win 'em all, maybe he will be. At the very least he'll be one of those who make things happen, rather than one of those who asked what happened. Good luck to him.

42 posted on 05/11/2005 6:36:33 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: billorites

Good one.


43 posted on 05/11/2005 6:53:11 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: knarf

A friend of mine has a son who's been suspended several times for stunts like this. Once he got tossed for stripping down to a thong during some sort of weird talent/school spirit/popularity contest sponsored by his school. The Vice Principal chased him all the way down the street to his house.

Another time he got tossed for writing an essay about his first memory. He chose to write the essay on breastfeeding and ended it with this sentence-- "So that was my first memory. I was six years old at the time."

Obviously his sense of humor doesn't translate well with the school bureacrats (or with his dad), but I think he'll do alright....


44 posted on 05/11/2005 10:47:46 PM PDT by freebilly (Go Santa Cruz Baseball!)
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To: shaggy eel

He wqould make a great Kiwi politician. ;);)


45 posted on 05/12/2005 8:14:42 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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