Family threatens to sue Pa. school district over graduation letter

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A parent is threatening to sue a central Pennsylvania school district for sexual harassment over a letter about graduation. (WPVI)

One family is threatening to sue an entire school district for sexual harassment because of a graduation dress code.

Bri Burtop is a senior at Biglerville High School in Adams County, Pennsylvania.

She and her mother are furious at a letter sent home with students urging them to choose modest attire for commencement.

They were particularly offended by two sentences.

"They also said that they don't want to be looking at our sausage rolls. And as you get dressed you should remember you can't put ten pounds of mud into a five pound bag," Burtop said.

The Burtops say that section was directed at the female students and the boys' section didn't contain any specific instructions.

School officials said the issue is being addressed and the letter does not reflect the standards of the Upper Adams School District.

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