Dress code controversy: Boy asked to change out of pink dress

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(March 16, 2015) – A teenage boy in Ohio wanted to make a big statement in support of the LGBT community. On March 6th Keegan Carr, 15, wore a pink dress to his classes at Green High School. He was issued a warning to change because the dress he was wearing was below the shoulders and violated the school’s dress code even if a female student wore it.

According to WOIO, Carr wore the dress again on March 10th and was issued a dress code violation. Carr had to serve an in-school suspension because of the violation.

Julie McMahan, spokesperson for Green High School , issued this statement: “It’s clearly stated in our code that shoulders to neck needs to covered and that spandex or tube tops are not permitted in any way, male or female.”

Another student at the high school told WOIO, “What Keegan did I don’t think was wrong and the School made it look like it was wrong.”

Ten students cross-dressed on Friday in support of Carr. This time their dresses were above the shoulders, and the district didn’t issue any warnings.

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