Father blocked from taking daughter to senior prom

Father blocked from taking daughter to senior prom
Ariell Toussaint, dateless for prom. (Image: Screen grab of WSB TV Atlanta video)

[Ed. – Very sad to think our culture has come to this.  When we make every social relationship a matter of formal institutional rules, the first thing to go is trust between people.  The basis for everything becomes suspicion, lest the need for intervention be missed.  Well.  Too many laments for too little time.]

[I]n Fayette County, Georgia…a high school senior’s wish to take her father to her prom has been rejected, WSB-TV reports.

“She’s actually pretty upset,” Ronald Toussaint said of his 17-year-old daughter, Ariell, whose request was shot down by the principal at Fayette County High and the district superintendent.

Touissant said he bought his daughter a dress for Saturday’s big dance, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be wearing it by his side after all. He was honored by his daughter’s idea, saying that she told him he was the “best man” she knows — either in or out of school. …

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But the proposed pairing was promptly turned down by school and district officials, citing policy that prom dates cannot be younger than ninth-grade students and no older than 20. Touissant isn’t totally buying that explanation, though, saying his daughter’s request shouldn’t be troubling.

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