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Old 06-18-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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A 15-year-old boy has been suspended from school after wearing high heels and a dress to school as a part of a challenge laid down by his mother.

Sam Saurs, a ninth grader at Sedgwick Junior High School in Port Orchard, said he told his mother that wearing high heels wouldn't be that hard. Saurs' mother challenged him to try it and he accepted. To take it even further, he decided to wear a dress, too.
Boy wears dress to school, gets suspended - Local News - Seattle, WA - msnbc.com

Seems pretty harsh to me. Couldn't they have just taken him out of class until he changed his clothes?

And would a girl be suspended for wearing a suit and tie to school? Hell no.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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And I thought the LBGT movement was making headway in this country.......
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: California
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He decided to be disruptive at school, which had nothing to do with what he and his mother talked about. I'm not going to tell the school how to deal with that kind of thing so I have no problem with the suspension.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:37 PM
 
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I don't care if he wears that because he identifies himself as a girl.


But we both know this jackass was doing it to be disruptive.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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doing it to be disruptive.
What's wrong with a little fun disruption? Was he hurting anyone?
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: California
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What's wrong with a little fun disruption? Was he hurting anyone?
Because if everyone did it....I'm sure you don't need it spelled out for you?
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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And I thought the LBGT movement was making headway in this country.......
The story had nothing to do with being gay.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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What's wrong with a little fun disruption? Was he hurting anyone?

Wearing a Klan T-shirt doesn't "hurt" anyone either but school is for learning not making political points.

Part of the problem with public schools...no discipline.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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Mebbe he should have worn a "My mom is an idiot" shirt instead.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: The Ranch
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Couldn't they have just taken him out of class until he changed his clothes?
Give it a little time for the ACLU to get involved. Doesn't matter if he is gay or a crossdresser. He was modestly dressed and violated no rules. He ruffled the feathers of a few homophobes.

The school violated its own code, by not giving the option to go home and change.

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students may be sent home and allowed to return when the dress is acceptable. Refusal to comply may result in suspension.
The only question is how many violations did he have for the past school year? And what is the suspension worth if the school year ends on 6/22?
John Sedgwick Junior High | Student Dress Code (http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/1467207317382693/site/default.asp - broken link)

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After Saurs showed up at school Wednesday in the dress and heels, the school suspended him for the remainder of the year. That suspension was later reduced to three days. But Saurs won't be allowed to go to the ninth grade dance or the class party at Wild Waves.
Since it was a three day suspension (Thurs, Fri, Mon) he couldnt go to the dance since it was a school event on school property. But he should be allowed to go to the class party that is outside the suspension dates on Tuesday Thus he is being punished twice for the same offense (if they would have kept the original suspension that works to five days then this would not be an issue).
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