MONTREAL — A Montreal-area high school student has been barred from her prom because her parents owe $447 in school supplies.
"I would have liked to go to prom," the heartbroken girl told QMI Agency. "It would have been fun to be able to go dress shopping ... I would have loved buying a dress."
The 16-year-old student at Antoine-Brossard school was told last week that unless her parents paid up, she won't be allowed to go to grad with her friends.
"The principal told me that this is the best way they could think to get my parents to pay them what they owe," the girl said.
The girl's father, Stephen, spoke with QMI, but asked that the girl's name not be used. He says he has been unemployed for over a year, and that his family is barely getting by.
"The principal took my daughter out of class, brought her into the hallway, and told her she couldn't go to prom. She didn't even close the door to the classroom, so everybody heard," the father said.
"My daughter cried for two days. I'm so embarrassed. We've tried to pay them back. It's just a lot of money for us right now."