A high school honor student has been suspended over an alleged dress code violation, preventing her from participating in senior class activities and walking at graduation. Her classmates and the internet are rallying to support her, because the allegedly inappropriate shirt she was wearing looks … well, totally normal.
Then Cline allegedly told her, “I’m gonna give you an ultimatum. We have tried to call your mother. You either come with me to the control room to change your shirt or we will arrest you.”
She wasn’t arrested, after the school got in touch with her mother, but she was suspended for 10 days and barred from walking at graduation due to her “insubordination.” Summer told WCNC she believes the principal is even considering expelling her.
Summer high school teen in inappropriate shirt
Students’ problems with Cline and the dress code didn’t start with Summer’s suspension. The principal also made local news last September for disciplining 45 female students for wearing leggings as pants.
Now Summer’s classmates, and a bunch of supportive strangers from the internet are furious.
“When there are teens with sexual assault charges walking the hallways, insubordinate teachers that fail to comply to ethical guidelines, children being improperly graded for the previous history, multiple drug offenders still among us, administration brushing off any concerns from parents regarding academic health but it’s all okay because you overly sexualized a shoulder,” wrote one person, seemingly a student, in a Google review of the school.
A popular tweet about Summer’s plight has tens of thousands of retweets, and a campaign has begun to call and email the school to protest her suspension.
As of Sunday, though, the school’s only statement was to send out a copy of its dress code.