Student Sent Home From School For Wearing Outfit That Made Teacher 'Feel Uncomfortable'

Posted by Zainab Pervez in News On 28th February 2021
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Schoolgirl, 17, sent home from school because turtle neck outfit made teacher feel "uncomfortable".

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A high school student was removed from class, escorted to the principal’s office and sent home in tears after her female teacher ruled the teenager’s outfit made her uncomfortable.

Karis Wilson, 17, was wearing a knee-length black dress with lace trim over a long-sleeved white turtleneck.

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Her father Christopher Wilson took to Facebook to vent his frustration in a video that has since been viewed more than 80,000 times.

“Today, I’m frustrated, I’m hurt, I’m disappointed in the system. My beautiful daughter went to school today feeling excited, feeling good about herself, ready to learn,” he said.

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“She sat down in class and after a short period of time, was centred out by the teacher, and was told the outfit she was wearing made, or could make, her or the male teacher’s assistant feel uncomfortable.”

“She went home in tears, after asking her how she would like me to handle it, she said she wanted to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen to the students that come after her.

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“Please stand with Karis and I and make sure that those involved are held accountable and that this never happens again.”

"If you’re a teacher and you’re distracted by clothing that your students are wearing, you are in the wrong profession,” he said.

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In his video, Mr. Wilson says that after studying the school's recent dress code, he was informed that Karis' outfit choice broke the rule that students are "not to wear clothing that is distracting to teaching or learning".

In response to this, the doting father says: "That's in the dress code in a high school in 2021. That you can't wear clothes that are distracting. Maybe you should try something new.”

On Wednesday, Karis’ classmates staged a walkout in solidarity.

“School District 73 is aware of the incident regarding a grade 12 student and dress code at NorKam secondary on Feb. 23, 2021,” superintendent of schools Dr. Terry Sullivan said.

“We understand the parent is concerned about what happened to his daughter at school yesterday. We are also concerned about these allegations and are treating them seriously. The incident is currently under review. We will not comment on the incident specifically. Whenever a parent is concerned about their child at school we want to work with them for the best outcome for the student.”

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In response to the photo of Karis' outfit, people were quick to flood the father and daughter with support

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