2. Amanda Durbin, a senior at Edmonson County High School in Kentucky, told BuzzFeed News that her school’s administration has been cracking down on dress code since last week.
She said that the code dictates that girls shouldn’t wear leggings as pants, and that skirts cannot be more than six inches above the knee.
After the teachers started cracking down, many girls were sent to the office for dress code violations involving leggings, regulations Amanda said she thought were unfair.
She and other girls decided to protest by wearing outfits that included leggings, to show their teachers you could wear leggings with a dress and still remain in the code.
“It was kind of a protest, but it was a mature protest,” she said.
Amanda said she felt uncomfortable about kneeling, so she asked if her parents could be present.
The school’s administration agreed, but it took two hours for her parents to get to the school. Amanda said she had to sit and wait in the office, missing most of her school day.
“They didn’t give me any other option,” she said. “I had to sit there.”
7. However, he said he still needed to check.
Amanda said she felt “embarrassed” and “humiliated” by having to kneel on the ground, especially with her mom and dad watching.
“I didn’t really appreciate having to get down on my knees, especially while I was in a dress,” she said.
She said the first time Hodges measured her, she was in dress code, with 5 inches. However, she said Hodges then made her walk across the room with her hands up and kneel back down, to check if her dress would ride up.
She said her dress was then 8 inches above the knee, and she went home because she was “technically” out of code. She said she returned to school shortly after the day ended to attend a basketball game.
“It did make me feel a little embarrassed, a little insecure of myself,” she said of the experience.
“If the gap between the floor and the garment is more than six inches it’s out of dress code,” he told the station, adding that parents sign off on the dress code at the beginning of the school year.
The administration system that oversees the school told WBKO they are open to discussing changes to the dress code, as long as it’s a respectable discussion.
Amanda said that she has received pushback from her fellow classmates for speaking out, but she is proud of herself for taking a stand.
“I’m hoping other girls will realize that you’re not some object,” she said.
The incident was on Friday. An earlier version of this story misstated the day.
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