- Associated Press - Friday, February 26, 2016

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut high school is ditching a plan for graduates to wear gender-neutral caps and gowns after uproar among seniors this week.

The Greenwich Time reports (https://bit.ly/1QCh4CV ) Greenwich High School Headmaster Chris Winters announced Thursday that students will now have a choice of wearing white or red gowns. Female graduates traditionally wear white and male graduates don red.

Winters said in a letter to seniors and parents that he regrets not engaging students while considering a change to gender-neutral attire.

The school faced opposition after administrators announced earlier this week that all graduating seniors would wear a new red gown with white stripes. He said the change would represent unity.

But the school reversed course after an online petition was created in opposition to the plan.



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