Mother to attend graduation in ‘risque’ dress that got daughter suspended

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A Lexington mom decided she was going to wear the same dress that got her daughter sent home from school. (KTVI)

A Lexington mom decided she was going to wear the same dress that got her daughter sent home from school. (KTVI)

LEXINGTON, NC (PIX11) — A high school senior on her last day of high school should be celebrating — instead she was kicked out of school because her dress was deemed “too short” by teachers.

Violet Burkhart was forced to leave with only two hours left of her high school career.

Teachers called her out of class at Central Davidson High School and called her into the hallway, where her dress was measured 1/2 inch too short.

Burkhart’s mother, Amy Redwine was up in arms.

“It’s supposed to be one of her best days and she’s there crying,” Redwine said. “If I thought this dress was inappropriate, I would have never allowed her to wear the dress.”

She told WDAF she plans to wear the same dress to her daughter’s graduation on Saturday.