Girl faces punishment for wearing long sleeve dress to school
Sophia Abuabara, 17, was reprimanded for wearing a long-sleeve dress to school -- and the situation has the internet infuriated.
The teenager's mother, Rosey Abuabara, took to social media to write about the situation that occurred at Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas.
Rosey Abuabara shared a photo of the outfit, a striped T-shirt dress, on Facebook.
"What is more important here? My daughter's skirt length, or her PHYSICS AP TEST SCORE? She also had an [Advanced Placement U.S. history] test, and a LATIN 3 test, back to back," she wrote. "Don't understand how this is a dress code violation. She's 5'9". It's hard to find anything that fits longer."
According to Abuabara's Instagram account, the skirt was not actually in violation of the dress code -- there were less than four inches between the end of the dress and her knees as the school's official dress code requires, according to Mic.
According to Yahoo Style Sophia Abuabara was still reprimanded by the school's principal, who told her to call her mom to get a change of clothes. When her mother arrived shortly after, she did not bring a change of clothes -- she thought that with three exams that day, her daughter had much more important things to worry about than her dress length.
Ultimately, Sophia Abuabara was allowed to stay in her original outfit.
"This issue was addressed by campus administrators in a manner consistent with other dress code concerns on their campus," Barry Perez, the executive director of communications for Northside Independent School District, said in a statement to Mic. "She visited with a campus administrator after her test was completed. No disciplinary action was issued."
Rosey Abuabara was not pleased with the outcome.
She told Yahoo Style that she plans to go to the American Civil Liberties Union over the situation.
"I'm going to call the ACLU to see if they can give me some idea of how to proceed with this," she said. "This has never happened to us before. I'm considering going to the school board."