A school in Washington state asked students to dress up as celebrities—but after two boys arrived dressed as Miss America and Nikki Minaj, they were urged to ditch the costumes or leave, King 5 reports. "If they really wanted Spirit Week, why punish somebody for being spirited?" asks Chandler Krueger, who, like his classmate Mason Mudge, opted to go home rather than change.
The principal "told me that I needed to change and I asked him why; he said, 'no reason,'" Mudge says, as Fox 6 reports. The next day, a number of students dressed as the opposite sex in support of the sophomores. "I walked into school this morning and everyone was wearing dresses, and pink," Mudge notes. Says the superintendent of White Pass Junior and Senior High School, in Randle: "If it happens again, we'll handle it differently."