There are all sorts of reasons that a child may be sent home from school; he got into a fight, she cheated on a test, and other infractions. But in the case of 11-year-old Deja Tunstill, she got sent home for wearing the wrong color leggings.
The middle-school student was reportedly sent home from Mount Gleason Middle School in Sunland, California, because she wore a pair of brown leggings that were too close to the color of her skin. And her mom is not happy about it.“I felt discriminated against,” Yolanda Tunstill said. “I can understand if they said okay, this type of material, this type of clothing [was inappropriate]. But for you to make a remark to state because the pants were brown and to make a remark about my daughter’s skin color… That was not right to me.” How “not right” does Ms. Turnstill think it is? According to the Huffington Post, she is planning to take legal action.
The school is standing behind their decision, saying that the school dress code “bars students from wearing sleepwear, loungewear or tights as pants and that this is simply an issue of enforcing the rules.”
But the bottoms in question appeared to be standard leggings, so the issue seems to be that the color was too close to her skin color, which shouldn’t be a consideration for being sent home.
Do you think the school was out of line?
Photo Source: via Huffington Post video