GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois school district has denied a student's request to wear a kilt to senior prom in recognition of his family's Scottish heritage.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/He53la) reports that the Granite City School Board on Tuesday said no a second time 19-year-old William Carruba's request to wear the frock he bought made out of his family's tartan.
School administrators say the kilt is nontraditional and don't fit into the district's dress code.
Carruba says he understands the decision and will wear pants.
The denial of Carruba's request had led to some public outcry on blogs and social media.
Carruba attended Tuesday's meeting in his new kilt and apologized for the attention the issue has brought the school.