9-year-old girl removed from class for dress code violation

9-year-old girl removed from class for dress code violation


NEW TONIGHT… A MOTHER’S COMPLAINT IS MAKING THE ROUNDS
ON SOCIAL MEDIA. SHE SAYS HER DAUGHTER’S GRANTS PASS ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL… PULLED THE NINE YEAR OLD OUT OF CLASS… AND WARNED HER ABOUT HER OUTFIT. TONIGHT- THE GIRL’S MOTHER IS HOPING THE INCIDENT… OPENS A DISCUSSION… ABOUT BODY SHAMING. NBC5’S NIKKI TORRES HAS MORE. IMAGINE DROPPING OFF YOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DAUGHTER ON A HOT SPRING DAY. SHE’S WEARING A TANK TOP, SHORTS, AND TENNIS
SHOES. NOW IMAGINE HER GETTING SENT TO THE OFFICE
FOR VIOLATING DRESS CODE… THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO ONE GRANTS PASS MOM
ON WEDNESDAY. “She was wearing a sport outfit. She plays soccer, so she’s often in sporty
things – and she was wearing a black tank top with thick straps – and a pair of pink
jogger shorts that were well past her fingertips.” THIS WAS THE OUTFIT ONE 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS
WEARING WEDNESDAY. THE SAME OUTFIT… THAT GOT HER REMOVED FROM CLASS… FOR A DRESS CODE VIOLATION. *NATS*
THE DRESS CODE IS LISTED IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOK… GIVEN TO ALL STUDENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE SCHOOL YEAR. “Shorts to the end of the fingertips, tank
tops that are at least lasagna noodles wide is pretty much the standard and that goes
all the way through school.” WHILE THE GIRL’S MOTHER… WHO ASKED NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED… IS DEFENDING HER DAUGHTER’S OUTFIT… SHE’S MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE SITUATION
WAS HANDLED. “When she got home, she had told me that the
people in the office had let her know that their dress code was there, because they wanted
to make sure that she knew how to dress when she got to high school so that boys wouldn’t
look at her or do inappropriate things.” THE MOTHER SAYS THE SCHOOL WAS *WRONG FOR
FRAMING THE DISCUSSION… IN THE WAY IT DID. “That’s not something that should be said
to a nine-year-old, in any way shape of form. And they sexualized her and let her know that
a part of her body could be perceived as sexual when she was unaware of that.” THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOOKING INTO THE INCIDENT… HOWEVER, IT SAYS IT’S CONFIDENT IN ITS DRESS
CODE… AND HOW IT’S ENFORCED. “There should be no difference in the standard
between male or female students” WHATEVER HAPPENS… THE GIRL’S MOTHER HOPES THIS OPENS UP AN IMPORTANT
CONVERSATION. “There’s no way that a girl should feel like
somehow that she’s dressing, would make it her fault if a boy were violating her in some
way.” IN GRANTS PASS, NIKKI TORRES, NBC5 NEWS. THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THREE RIVERS SCHOOL DISTRICT
SAYS THEY’VE SEEN THE MOTHER’S POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THEY SAY IF THEY CAN CONFIRM WHAT WAS SAID
TO THE GIRL, THERE WILL BE APPROPRIATE CONSEQUENCES.

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