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Teenager sent home from school because her modest crewneck top ‘wasn’t the right cut’

By WITW Staff on August 10, 2017

A high school senior in Dickson County, Tennessee, says she’s already been removed from classes twice for dress code violations during the few days since school resumed this month — in one case because her crewneck top “wasn’t the right cut of a crewneck top,” according to Tennessee’s Channel 5. Tori Taylor shared pictures of her purportedly offensive garments on Twitter, asking followers how exactly anyone could construe her attire as being inappropriate.

Speaking with Channel 5, Tori said that a number of other students had also been sent home for wearing the wrong kind of crewneck, and noted that she “can’t afford to buy a whole other set of school clothes just to question if it will be OK.” Via email, Dickson County High principal Joey Holley told Yahoo Style that “the purpose of our dress code is to assure students will dress and groom in a clean, neat, and modest manner in order not to distract or interfere with the educational environment.” He further claimed that the school had been transparent about their dress code policy — a point on which Taylor and at least some other students disagreed.

Similar incidents of extreme dress codes have been drawing scrutiny across the United States — both in schools and in the highest echelons of government. In one case, a mother whose young daughter was sent home for short shorts “thanked” the school “for making it clear to my daughter that her body is somehow a distraction, either to herself or to the boys.”

Read the full story at Yahoo Style.


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