Parents of Indianapolis’ Morgan Hull were shocked to find out last Wednesday that their daughter was suspended for three days over a dress-code violation.
So, what was the pre-teen really wearing that prompted the school to send her back home to change?
A pair of skinny jeans with a sweatshirt on top.
Judging by the picture, nothing seems improper about this outfit, yet the school administrator of this school in Franklin Township called her pants “too tight.”
@rtv6 What is wrong with Her pants? Look just fine, not to tight. Had to be an old biddy that said such a thing.— Keith Wright (@katmandriver) November 21, 2015
Morgan’s mother, Traci Hull, says she found out about the suspension in an email from the school.
Hull says she sent her daughter in a new pair of pants on Thursday, but even those were deemed too tight. The same thing happened the next day.
“She is extremely petite, so trying to find clothes that fit her is difficult. I just don’t think it’s appropriate to send her to school in sweatpants. It’s dumbfounding; I just don’t get it,” Hull told RTV6 news.
It’s worth noting that Morgan has missed two full days of school work over a non-issue. The pants were not revealing or low-cut, Hull pointed out. “She is completely covered,” she said. “There’s no cleavage or anything exposed.”
Hull is puzzled and wants to know why her daughter's pants are bothering school authorities so much that they are not letting her take classes.
"She is not getting the proper education," Traci told RTV6. "She is behind in school and we are spending now two days focused on pants that are too tight. It is unfathomable to me that there is this big of an issue on her dress code and not her education."
Hull added her daughter had been wearing the same pants all year and the pants and it’s only recently the pants became a problem for the school.
In a similarly outrageous incident just four weeks ago in South Carolina, a school body president was suspended for wearing an outfit that the school thought was immodest.
Today, I wore this outfit to Beaufort High School. About 20 minutes into the day, my friend and I were excused from class to venture to the vending machine because our teacher was planning to do nothing all class period, as usual. On our way back, I learned something very important about myself: I am a whore. As I was walking down the hallway, I heard a voice behind me. "Your skirt is too short. You need to go to in-school suspension and then go home." Thank you, Mrs. Woods. Thank you for teaching me that looking good for school is NOT appropriate. Thank you for letting me know that while I may think that I am dressing up for my Teacher Cadet lesson, I am in fact dressing to go to a night club or the whore house. Thank you for bringing me to tears in front of my friends and classmates because you do not have the decency to pull me aside and explain the problem. Then again, I did not have the decency to put on real clothes today. So maybe I am in the wrong. Maybe our society isn't yet advanced enough to handle 3 inches of my thigh. This is a patriarchal society and I am a woman. I have to be kept in my place, or I may do something that is so rarely seen in Beaufort High School- learn. You saved me, Beaufort High. As Student Body President, junior marshal, and a recipient of the Palmetto Fellows, I was heading down the path of hard drugs (good thing you're testing next year!), strip clubs, and sugar daddies. I don't know where I would be without your misogynistic views. How could I go on without a certain teacher making sexist jokes all class? How could I survive without my science professor letting me know I am an inferior woman? Yes, I am a woman. I am woman with thighs, a butt, and a brain. I am bigger than Beaufort High School. All of us are. Maybe instead of worrying about my skirt, Beaufort High should take notice of its incompetent employees, and sexist leaders.
Incidents like these show how some schools care about non-issues rather than focus on a student’s education. It’s absurd how a child is forced to stay at home because of an outfit, especially when most of these cases are based on complete overreactions.
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