Mom says daughter forced to wear ‘shame suit’ after skirt was too short

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Credit: WLTV
Credit: WLTV

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — A Florida mother claims her daughter was forced to wear a “shame suit” at school after she apparently wore a skirt that was too short, according to WLTV.

On the third day of school, 15-year-old Miranda Larkin “unintentionally” broke the school’s dress code. The girl’s skirt was “about three to four inches” above her knees, which is a violation of the code.

A teacher sent Larkin to the school nurse where she was given a neon yellow T-shirt and bright red sweat pants with “DRESS CODE VIOLATION” written across the clothing.

“She put on the outfit in the bathroom and looked at herself in the mirror and just broke down. She started sobbing and broke out in hives,” Dianna Larkin, the teen’s mother, told WLTV.

A spokesperson from the Clay County School District told WLTV students who violate the dress code are given the option to stay in their clothes and go to in school suspension, wear the sweats and T-shirt as punishment and go to class, or arrange for someone to bring them other clothes. However, Larkin claims she was only given one option.

Dianna Larkin said she plans to file a complaint with FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, for making her daughter’s discipline public.

The Clay County School District told WLTV the intent of the outfit is to get students back to class as quickly as possible.

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