The latest incident involves 17-year-old Springstead High School senior Tessa Wisloh, who received a verbal warning for wearing a sleeveless top underneath her jacket. A teacher asked Tessa to remove her jacket in order to determine whether the shirt was in line with the school's dress code on sleeveless tops. When Tessa refused, she was reprimanded.
"I don't really see the problem in it," Tessa told Florida news channel WPTV. "I thought maybe my book bag strap had brought my jacket down. But no skin was showing. It was just like this. Nothing had moved."
Obviously, Tessa didn't feel like her outfit was in violation of Hernando County Dress Code Policy, which states that "shirts and blouses must be long enough to remain tucked in at all times with no skin visible." It also forbids "spaghetti straps, tank tops, muscle shirts and shirts with cut-off sleeves," as well as articles of clothing that conceal dress code violations.
According to ABC News, Cathy Dofka, director of exceptional student education for Hernando County Schools, confirmed that students wearing cardigans over sleeveless tops is not a dress code violation.
Sigh. This is almost as confusing (and ridiculous) as the student who was sent home for showing her collarbone.
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