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Mom Furious After School Forced Daughter To Wear A 'Shame Suit'

A Florida mom is furious after her 15-year-old daughter was forced to wear a "shame suit" following a dress code violation at Oakleaf High School.

Miranda Larkin wore this black skirt for her third day at a brand new school. But when a teacher noticed the skirt, she sent her to the school nurse. School officials say they gave Larkin three options: 1) have someone drop off another outfit, 2) go to in-school detention or 3) wear baggy red sweatpants with a neon yellow shirt reading 'dress code violation.'

Larkin claims she wasn't given three choices, only the "shame suit." Shortly after putting it on, she broke down and broke into hives.

The teen was eventually allowed to leave school early without suspension, but her mother says that wasn't enough. She plans on filing a complaint with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

A school board attorney said in a statement, "None of us see this as a FERPA violation as it is not a personally identifiable student record."

Larkin isn't the first female student to be shamed in front of classmates. A number of female students at an Oklahoma high school were humiliated by a superintendent, who told girls wearing short skirts to bend over, sometimes calling them "skanks." Despite the fact the superintendent admitted to using the term, no investigation was ever launched.


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Jack September 05 2014 at 5:16 AM

Follow the schools dress code.

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deelight821 September 05 2014 at 6:26 AM

Here's a clue for the kids. There are RULES in life and one of the first they will encounter is a school dress code. So, want to avoid getting in this situation? WEAR CLOTHING THAT CONFORMS TO THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE!!! How hard is that? And another clue. Kids, we don't all want to see your ass! Cover it ! You are at school to LEARN, not become Playmate of the Year!

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jnjbeery September 05 2014 at 5:31 AM

I side with the school, follow the rules and there won't be any trouble.

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patriot1too September 05 2014 at 6:09 AM

It is great that the school has real rules and stick to them. The kid had options. She broke the dress code. We must keep these saggy pants sideways hoody wearing bad attitudes out of our school system. School is for learning not for being some hoochie koochie momma.

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poppy123046 September 05 2014 at 5:49 AM

Boo whoo who just follow the rules .Another reason for school uniforms. Everybody wears the same. If you want to express yourself do outside of the school. Option 2 home school hah.

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Elizabeth September 05 2014 at 6:44 AM

At 15,she surely should know what is or is not acceptable attire for school.

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xraybrain September 05 2014 at 5:45 AM

Follow the school dress code !!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in school kids had to wear a baby bonet and sit in front of the class if they did anything wrong, or even get slapped or beaten. We had to wear a full suit, tie, pressed shirt and pants, polished leather shoes and neat combed hair. If we didn't comply we would have to leave and never come back..... Catholic School

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gellias September 05 2014 at 6:07 AM

Frist the story dose not say what the dress code is. Second the skirt and blouse the young lady had did not look bad at all.

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jrb359 September 05 2014 at 5:52 AM

Does this dress code apply to boys that wear their pants below their waists and have their underwear hanging out?

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freekmeout September 05 2014 at 11:09 AM

i thought schools were supposed to be against bullying, not participate in it

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penbram freekmeout September 05 2014 at 11:20 AM

Newsflash.....insisting upon adherence to rules is not bullying.

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alirae78 freekmeout Thursday at 10:03 AM

penbram, the issue is that the school made the student wear an extremely oversized brightly colored "bad student" outfit that was humiliating to her. There are better answers to the dress code problem besides making them dress like inmates who have been up before a jury of their peers and convicted.

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