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School told sixth-grade girls they can't say no if a boy asks them to dance at a Valentine's Day dance

By: Christina Zdanowicz, CNN
February 13, 2018 Updated: February 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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photo - Sixth graders at a Utah school were encouraged to say yes to all partners at a Valentine's Day dance. (CNN News)
Sixth graders at a Utah school were encouraged to say yes to all partners at a Valentine's Day dance. (CNN News) 

Sometimes the best of intentions have unintended consequences.

Kanesville Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, holds a sixth-grade dance on Valentine's Day each year. The dance is intended to promote inclusion and kindness, and students have traditionally been told by their teachers to say yes when a classmate asks them to dance.

But times have changed, and some parents were angry when they got wind of the dance's protocol this year.

Natalie Richard was shocked when her sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn't refuse a dance with a boy at the upcoming dance.

"The teacher said she can't. She has to say yes. She has to accept and I said, 'Excuse me?,'" Richard told CNN affiliate KSTU.

Read this story at CNN News.

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