Dear Itawamba County School Board:
Forbidding Constance McMillen to attend prom with her girlfriend is bigotry. But it's unsurprising, run-of-the-mill bigotry, and I'll admit it's not what moved me to write.
To cancel prom rather than risk Constance's and her girlfriend's inclusion is petty and unconscionable, knowing (as anyone would) that it would lead to blame, harassment, and threats aimed at the girls.
But thank goodness that, due to your actions, there haven't been any "distractions" this year. That's what you were trying to avoid, right?