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Teenager goes to prom in a coffin

Teenager goes to prom in a coffin

A student turned up to her prom in a coffin.

Megan Flaherty, 17, from New Jersey wore a stunning blue dress with her hair in an elegant updo to her junior prom, but decided to make a unique entrance by turning up in a wooden box, a decision she made based on her dreams of becoming a funeral director.

The student was driven in the ceremony by a hearse, and carried out of the boot to be greeted by her prom date Stephen Caldwell.

She told NJ.com: "I made sure my prom date was OK with it.

"I don't think they were really processing it. I'm a quiet person in school, so people didn't expect it."

And speaking about backlash she received for her decision, she

added: "Anything people do these days, people judge it.

"People have opinions."