By: Lauren Keith
Jackson, MO - Nathan Warmack says he just wanted to show pride for his Scottish heritage. So he wore a kilt to the "Silver Arrow" dance last Saturday at Jackson High School.
However, Principal Rick McClard says he doesn't remember that. “I don't remember saying that, but I did tell him it wasn't appropriate and I wouldn't allow it and there was a long dispute. I felt like he was trying to make a statement and it wasn't the right time or place to make it.”
That's why the family is shocked their son couldn't wear it to his high school dance.
Nathan says he's researched his family genealogy and even saved up his own money to buy this kilt."It was embarrassing. I was hurt when I was told to change,” said Nathan.
His parents are helping him question
"What I want out of this is nothing more is for the school to look at my son or anyone of any race or religion, creed or cult, whatever family heritage it should b all right for you to wear your family dress to a formal dance,” said Terry Warmack.
“It really hurt, it really did,” said Nathan.
Principal Rick McClard says he thinks the dance was not a heritage dance, so the kilt was not appropriate.He is quick to point out though, if dress is something that represents religion, then the school must allow a student to wear that.