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15th Jun 2018

Student has to cover up rips in jeans with duct tape… gets rash

Olivia Hayes

We would be furious over this.

There’s a dress code in every school. Some have uniforms, which makes it easier. Others are allowed to wear their own clothes, and obviously there are rules.

What this student wore broke the rules, but what followed was totally out of order.

The student text her mother to say that she was made put duct tape over the rips on her jeans, however a little while later, her legs started to burn and she got a rash.

Obviously, the minute her mother, Nicole Williams, heard about this she was furious and contacted the school right away.

“The idea that they came up with and believe it was a good idea to put duct tape on a child when they can clearly see bare skin – I believe they should have called me first and gave her a chance to change her clothes,” she told FOX5.

And her daughter said of the incident:

“They told me that my jeans were inappropriate for school and then one of the teachers told me that I had to go get tape.

“So I went to go get the tape and the teacher tried to put it on, and then she said make it tighter because she didn’t want it falling off or anything.”

Apparently, the school bans shorts or skirts that are above the knee, and since there was a rip in her jeans above the knee, she had to cover it all up.

The interim principal of the school, Marvin Jones said:

“Our practice is to communicate with the parent before a student covers the holes with tape; however, that protocol was not followed today, and I apologize for that.

“The amount of tape applied by the student was excessive and unfortunately, she had a reaction to it. The parent met face-to-face with an administrator at the school, as well as a director at the system’s administrative offices today. I have attempted to contact the parent as well but without success.

“My first concern is for the child and I want to make sure that she is okay. I will review with staff proper procedures for handling dress code violations moving forward.”

What would you do in this situation?