PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The principal of Cherry Hill High School East has issued an apology after some words on the school’s senior prom tickets drew criticism.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case
The tickets told students to “party like it’s 1776,” because the dance is being held at the National Constitution Center.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
“It was insensitive and irresponsible not to appreciate that not all communities can celebrate what life was like in 1776. I especially apologize to our African American students, whom I have let down by not initially recognizing the inappropriateness of this wording,” principal Dennis Perry explained in a letter to the community.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
Students who attend the prom will receive commemorative tickets with a new design.