Kokomo High School senior not allowed to wear Army sash at graduation

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KOKOMO, Ind. – A family is upset in Kokomo after the school district reportedly told their daughter that she can’t wear an Army sash at graduation.

This school district says the girl is not allowed to wear the sash because it’s against school policy.

Kokomo High School held a recognition night Wednesday for seniors to recognize achievements, scholarships and military enlistments.

The district says that the student did attend the recognition event Wednesday wearing the sash, but she will not be allowed to wear it at commencement because they want the focus to be on high school accomplishments.

Kokomo School Corporation released the following statement to FOX59:

This event recognizes the degrees earned during high school. At commencement, celebratory attire is limited to high school accomplishments as prescribed by Kokomo School Corporation…

We view this annual traditional event as a reflection of our students’ high school lives. We celebrate what our students have achieved by earning Kokomo High School diplomas, and we maintain that focus while celebrating those accomplishments during this particular event.

The family says they’re worried the school will hold her diploma if she displays the sash at graduation.

The student now plans on wearing the sash underneath her robe. Graduation is set for June 2.