A New Jersey high school student has surprised her classmates by arriving at her prom in an open coffin.

Megan Flaherty, who hopes to become a funeral director, checked with her date to make sure her arrival didn't bother him.

The 17-year-old, who attends Pennsauken High School, slid out of the back of a hearse in the coffin.

She then stepped out, greeted her date, and smiled as other prom goers stared.

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Flaherty's arrival to prom has raised some eyebrows online, with many commenters saying her actions were insensitive and tasteless.