Student Punished for "Not Positive" Shirt

She thought the shirt was funny when she bought it because school has not been a whole lot of fun for her. She's suffered the mental anguish of being bullied, and all the normal dramas of High School. Quite frankly, she can't wait to be done with school, but she's hanging in there rather than just dropping out. We knew not everyone would find the humor in it, but we never thought it would result in her picking up trash as punishment for wearing it.

My youngest daughter, a Senior in High School received 5 days of lunch duty for wearing a shirt that the Principal deemed to be a violation of dress code, not because it was too revealing, not because it was gang related, or profane; but because it did not display a "positive message."

Really?! Where's that in the student handbook?!

I'm so glad we only have a few months left to deal with this principal! This is the same principal that outed a lesbian teen to her parents. The same principal, that denied a girl in a tuxedo entrance to the prom because "girls should wear dresses", and the same one that denied students their diplomas because they tossed their cap in the air at graduation! (Isn't that a tradition?!)

Come on lady, what's the harm in expressing yourself a little bit?!

What's more positive than laughter? A shirt that can't spell school properly is just funny. So stop hating and just laugh at it. There are way more important things than worrying about a shirt not being positive enough! Like, hmmm, I don't know, how about putting a stop to bullying?!

By the way, my daughter can spell school properly. It was a rule before she could wear it, because it's not funny if you can't really spell school, not funny at all.


365 Project- day 4

♪Hey, teachers! Leave those kids alone!♪
(Pink Floyd)