Girl Kicked Out of Prom for Wearing a Suit at Catholic High School Accepts Another School's Invitation to the Dance
Aniya Wolf attended prom at a different high school after her own barred her for her attire
Aniya Wolf finally got her prom night, wearing exactly what she wanted.
The senior from Bishop McDevitt High School in central Pennsylvania was kicked out of her Catholic school’s prom earlier this month when she chose to wear a suit, ABC News reports. But Wolf enjoyed her big night last weekend when she accepted William Penn High School’s invitation to attend their prom instead, wearing whatever she chose, WHTM reports.
“The dress code for the prom specified girls must wear formal dresses,” Bishop McDevitt High School told ABC News. “It also stated that students who failed to follow the dress code would not be admitted.”
Wolf claims on Facebook that she was not notified that she had to wear a dress until the day of the dance.
“I was presented with not one but two dress codes. The first dress code I was presented with stated that ‘dresses must be formal’ followed by guidelines for a dress but not explicitly stating a dress MUST be worn,” she wrote. “This is the dress code my mother and I signed, it stated nothing about woman wearing suits NOT to mention females have worn suits in the past according to alumni. No Bishop Mcdevitt student got an email of the dress code that was ‘supposedly’ sent out on March 9th and March 6th, I asked everyone I know to check their emails and there was nothing there. The day of prom my mom got a new dress code stating that you need to be wearing a ‘formal dress.’ ”
According to another Facebook post, Wolf showed up to prom in her suit and was forced to leave, and the principal even threatened to call the police.
When social studies teacher Maggie Mafnas heard about the incident, she approached William Penn Senior High School principal Brandon Carter with the idea to invite Wolf to their school’s prom.
“We’ve had many students that have worn whatever they felt comfortable in … it was just never an issue,” Mafnas told the York Daily Record.
Even It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Rob McElhenney reached out to Wolf when he heard of the story, asking her via Twitter to appear on the show in her fashionable look.
Wolf responded asking if he was kidding, but accepted when the actor confirmed that he wanted her to make an appearance.
PEOPLE has reached out to both Wolf and Bishop McDevitt High School for comment.