A 13-year old-boy from California has been ordered to remove his Princess Elsa costume during a fancy dress day at his school because teachers thought it was "inappropriate".
Austin Lacey, who is in the 8th grade at Ethan Chase Middle School in Menifee, says students were encouraged to dress as Disney characters for the school's 'Spirit Day', and he close Elsa, from the hit movie Frozen
He said it was well received by his classmates, who took selfies with him, but the school principal intervened and told him the outfit was inappropriate, and forced him to remove it.
Lacey's mother told KTLA 5 News
, “He was later informed that the principal does not believe that boys should be dressed like girls.”
In a statement from the Romoland School District Superintendent, Dr. Julie Vitale defended the principal's actions, saying, "This action was taken in accordance with district policies. At no time was there an indication that the student was expressing any particular message."
She added, "The principal's action was based upon the need to stop a general disruption to the school environment."
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