Controversy at a Florissant high school over student cross-dressing day

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FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – Students at a North St. Louis County school say they see cross-dressing day as a day of support for everyone regardless of gender identity, including trans-gender students.

But a district spokesperson says the principal and student council feel the opposite is true.

The intent of the new Let Us Cross Dress, McClure North Facebook page seems as obvious.

The t-shirts the page`s creators wore to school Tuesday in support of gay pride and all gender identities.

The Ferguson-Florissant schools spokesman knows all about the tradition from his years as a teacher in the district.  He says it`s been part of Spirit Week leading up to homecoming.  But something seniors did on their own and they hardly seemed to be doing so to show support or tolerance.  School administrators looked the other way, but no this year.  The students who started the protest say they have close to 24 members.

Members of the school`s Gay Straight Alliance want to keep the un-official Crossing Day.

There`s fear they won`t be allowed to attend graduation if they participate.

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