A 17-year-old high school student in North Carolina has been banned from attending any senior activities after wearing a green wide-necked shirt with long sleeves that allegedly violated the school's dress code.
The principal did not have a problem with the actual shirt, but she did take issue with where the shirt rested on the student's shoulders, and that the shirt reportedly exposed the girl's lower back. Administrators demanded the student, named Summer, to borrow a friend's jacket and zip it completely. However, another teacher told her to change her clothes completely, saying that the jacket was simply not enough. "I completely understand why a dress code is put into place but I feel like after I put on that jacket it should have been subdued," the 17-year-old told WCNC.
It has been reported that Summer was given a 10-day suspension, and cannot attend any senior activities, including her high school graduation. There is also a chance that the teacher may still be considering expelling her.
"It's just sad because I worked so hard for four years to walk across that stage," Summer said.
Reports have been made claiming that this year, 45 students have been sent home for wearing leggings as pants and shirts that were deemed "too short" by the principal.
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