NC mother upset after teacher takes kids’ coats, sends them home in the cold

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina mother said she’s upset after a school employee took her children’s coats and sent them home on a cold day.

Chanda Spates told WBTV her children came home from Ranson IB Middle School in Charlotte earlier this week without winter coats because they did not match the school uniforms.

The school is also accused of taking coats from at least 20 other students at the school.

“I’m upset that you would send children home in that degree weather without a jacket. Unacceptable. Period,” the mother said, according to WBTV.

The school released the following statement on the matter, according to WBTV:

“Outer coats are a part of the uniform at Ranson IB Middle School. Until today the policy has not come into question. Coats that did not meet the color requirement for the uniform dress code were taken by an employee yesterday. The employee’s intent was to return the coats to students before they went home. This action did not take place.”

“Denise Watts, Project L.I.F.T. community learning zone superintendent, and Alison Harris , principal at Ranson, both sincerely apologize for this unfortunate situation and the inconvenience this has caused parents. They also apologize for the students who went home yesterday without coats. Staff worked diligently today to return coats to students. Corrective action has been taken with the employee who did not return coats back to students.”

Read more: WBTV