15-year-old student 'ashamed' and 'disgusted' after being dress coded at school

A high school student in Kentucky says that she was “extremely humiliated” by a teacher who reprimanded her for a pair of overalls, which she alleges are within the school’s dress code.
Courtney Robertson, 15, is a student at Lawrence County High School where a teacher sent her home on Monday morning because of her outfit. According to the student’s tweet, where she expressed she’s upset about the incident, she had dressed according to the student handbook. She claims that the teacher who approached her didn’t care.
Robertson went on to say that the manner in which the teacher approached her made her feel like her outfit was “a crime.”
“As she called me out for dress code that morning she gave me a dirty and disgusted look. As if I had intended to be disgusting,” Robertson tells Yahoo Lifestyle of the unidentified teacher. “I was honestly taken back by her words.”

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“People wear shoulderless tops, booty shorts, crop tops, ect at my school and don’t get sent home. I have been humiliated by my school, for following dress code. I sat in the office crying all morning. Why is it a crime for me to wear overalls, but it’s OKAY to wear booty shorts?” Robertson tweeted. “I genuinely feel like s*** now. I absolutely hate my body image, but today is the FIRST day I would have ever worn “shorts”. I never show my arms or legs. This just made me hate my body image even more. Thank you to my HS for humiliating me and making me feel disgusting.”
Robertson went on to say that the manner in which the teacher approached her made her feel like her outfit was “a crime.”
“As she called me out for dress code that morning she gave me a dirty and disgusted look. As if I had intended to be disgusting,” Robertson tells Yahoo Lifestyle of the unidentified teacher. “I was honestly taken back by her words.”
The teen also said that she suffers from body image issues, which often make her feel self-conscious about her outfit choices. But she felt proud to have worn this particular look, before she was made to feel ashamed of it.
“This was my first day of the whole semester wearing any form of shorts,” she says. “I was quite proud of myself for managing, but after her nasty attitude I felt as if I had done something extremely wrong and felt disgusted, ashamed even of my body image.”
Robertson was sent to the main office, where she says she met with the vice principal who reinforced that her overalls were too short, although she claims to have seen other students in sleeveless tops and shorts less appropriate than hers, and maintains that she was within dress code. She was ultimately provided with the option to be late for class but still counted with a full day absence for punishment, or be sent home.
“Either way I’d miss a couple classes worth of work, and be counted with a full absence for something out of my control,” Robertson says.
Lawrence County High School Principal Christy Moore tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “It is not our practice or procedure to provide information about an individual student.” However, she provided a copy of the dress code in its entirety, which wasn’t readily available online. In it, the rule about shorts and skirts states that they “must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee without the waist being rolled including those worn over undergarments.”
Still, Robertson says that her mother plans on placing a complaint with the school board in the following days about the way that the situation was handled. As for the teen, she’s avoiding wearing her overalls in order to not get suspended from school.
15-year-old student 'ashamed' and 'disgusted' after being dress coded at school 15-year-old student 'ashamed' and 'disgusted' after being dress coded at school Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 18:57 Rating: 5

13 comments:

  1. Abolish school and problem solved.

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  2. Semi-retired construction worker and I see no problem here. I own 8 pair of coveralls, denim, painter's whites and railroad stripe. Most comfortable clothing, ever. Buy a pair and see what I mean.

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  3. Yeah, she looks dressed very seductively. This teacher and any faculty who agrees with her needs their head checked. They have medication for people like that. I would not want them in the positions they hold if they were on them though.:-)

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  4. I suffer from Brie Larson Syndrome (no ass) and found that either coveralls or suspenders were required to keep my pants up. I'll leave the rubber suit to the superheros out there...

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  5. What part of 'must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee ' did she not understand?
    Whilst I would have no problem with a child wearing the overalls shown and whilst I would not have sent her home for provocative clothing, those pants are at least 9 - 10 inches above the knee.
    Children could wear bikinis or go naked for all I care, as long as they actually learn something in school and not just get bullied and harassed the way that we were.
    The girls in our school rolled the skirts at the waist the moment the left the school grounds (Yaaaay) .

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  6. Wear carhart overalls everyday. Insulated if colder weather. Nothing, nothing comes close to comfort or practicality.

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  7. If her school wanted to get real picky they should include pictures of what NOT to wear and include this garbage outfit......

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  8. The last time I saw one of those overhalls like that was on a real WHORE!!!! So the fking teacher is RIGHT!!!! And Miss Snowflake is WRONG!!!! That's typical whore wear....but you didn't get the memo....

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  9. But are your coveralls cut so short if you bent over you could see what religion you are? Of course not.

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  10. Of course not. Best thing is I can bend over and not show "plumber's crack".

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  11. Stop looking at women/girls as sex tools and problem solved.

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