LAKE GENEVA, Wis. - A high school senior who thought it would be funny to wear a dress to his prom was ticketed $249 for disorderly conduct, suspended for three days and banned from his last track meet.
Excuse me -- this is a crime? We're fining people for this now? For walking from a car into a building in drag?
Oh, sorry -- apparently that's not the only reason:
School district administrator Jim Gottinger said the discipline was for more than just the dress, noting Kerry Lofy, 18, was dancing in a sexually provocative manner at the prom, according to a police report.
Even that? That's a crime?
The dangerous criminal has a response on the latter charge:
Lofy doubts that was the real reason he was disciplined Monday.
"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'm sure he's right about that. I'm still speechless. A crime? This is a crime?
When I was in high school, we had rallies every year for the football team -- and it was common, at the end of the rallies (at which attendance was mandatory), for a couple of team members to appear on the auditorium stage in drag and dance badly with the cheerleaders. This was believed to be highly conducive to school spirit. (These were, of course, some of the same kids who prowled the halls calling less favored students "fags.")