Josephina Thompson was going to her first period class in her high school located in Huntsville, AL in August 2015 when she was stopped by a security guard.
The security guard told Josephina that her outfit was inappropriate for school. The security guard then informed her that she wouldn’t be able to go to her class unless someone would bring her a new set of clothes for her to wear.
Josephina’s mother was furious when she heard about this. Her daughter had been denied her education because of an outfit that wasn’t even inappropriate. She decided to voice her anger on Facebook to really scold the high school.
“I would like someone to please explain to me how this is justified,” she wrote in her Facebook post.
“It boils down to the claim that girls’ ‘revealing’ clothing is a distraction to male students.”
Deanna Wolf was outraged when she heard that her daughter, Josephina, had been denied access to her education because of an outfit.
Josephina’s high school in Alabama has decided that her outfit was so inappropriate that she should be locked in a room until she found another, ‘more appropriate’ outfit to wear.
In August 2015, Josephina and a friend were walking through the the halls on their way to their first class of the day. The pair were stopped by a security guard who instructed them to go to ILC, which is a discipline room.
The two were then told they would not be able to leave the ILC until someone brought in clothing that the school deemed more appropriate for school. What clothing were the pair wearing? Well..
Yup, that’s right. Josephina was wearing ankle length, black leggings along with a baggy, long grey sweater. Not exactly the most promiscuous outfit.
The school dress code allows for leggings, but only if there is another item covering the area 3 inches above the knee.
Deanna, however, believes that the Josephina’s outfit fits those requirements. She is so confident that she decided to take it to Facebook where others could weigh in with their opinions on the subject.
“Huntsville City Schools, I would like to ask a question.
What are you teaching our children about their bodies and their minds? My daughter was not allowed to go to class, and was held in ILC for an entire class period because she wore this outfit to school.She would have been held even longer had someone not been able to bring her more ‘appropriate’ clothing.
“I would like someone to please explain to me how this is justified. Why single a student out, put her in a locked room and inhibit her learning because of one faculty member’s INTERPRETATION of her clothing? It boils down to the claim that girls’ ‘revealing’ clothing is a distraction to male students.
“That the mere idea of a girl even HAVING a derriere (or, heaven forbid, shoulders) is so scandalous that we must stop everything and hide her away.”