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Connecticut High School Restricts Prom To In-Class Learners Only

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Shelton High School in Connecticut will not allow distance learners to both its junior and senior proms at the end of May.

The school had to limit attendance of both proms to only those attending classes in-person due to COVID capacity restrictions.

Kathy Riddle is the Shelton High Principal. She said the school is trying to provide students with the safest option to celebrate this occasion.

The decision has sparked complaints from parents across social media who believe remote learners were being punished for not attending class in-person.

School officials said parents will be able to decide whether to return their children to in-class learning or remain remote once schools reopen to a more normal schedule after April break.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.