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Dozens of Teens Sent Home From Homecoming for Dressing Too Sexy

A sampling of a few of the girls who were not let in to the Mesquite homecoming dance because of their attire. Credit: KVTV / KTXA
There's lots of hand-wringing over homecoming dresses going on in Mesquite, Texas this week, after about 50 teenage...
Girls were too sexy for their homecoming dresses at this Texas school.

British Chain Says Shoppers in PJs Not Allowed, Mom Protests

A British retail giant has decided that customers wearing PJs are not welcome. And that has one mom crying foul. Elaine Carmody, 24, is a mother of two young boys who frequently shopped at her local Tesco wearing pajamas. (They spell it...

Four-Year-Old in Hot Water Over Long Locks

Taylor Pugh, 4, of Balch Springs, Texas, may love his long hair, but Mesquite ISD officials do not. Credit: Mona Reeder, Dallas Morning News / MCT
Four-year-old, Pre-K student Taylor Pugh found himself facing in-school suspension, isolated...

Too Blond for School

Like many schools, The Rednock School in Dursley, Gloucestershire has a list of rules concerning what is and what is not acceptable regarding a student's appearance. One such rule states that there will be no "unnatural" hair color on students. This...

Student Forced to Remove Gang Symbol From Hair

According to the FBI, a street gang is "a criminal enterprise having an organizational structure, acting as a continuing criminal conspiracy, which employs violence and any other criminal activity to sustain the enterprise." Like most organizations,...

School Bans Student's Purity Ring

Britney Spears was the first young celebrity I recall making a public promise to remain a virgin until married. We all know how that turned out, but her declaration seemed to start a trend. These days, the highest-profile virgins on the pop scene are...

Boy suspended over anti-Obama tshirt

(Click the photo for outlandish political baby clothing) With only 40 days left until the 2008 Presidential election, there's no doubt that things are heating up. As the candidates battle it out on the main stage, conversations at home are bound to...

Rosary beads a gang symbol?

For those of the Catholic faith, rosary beads are a traditional way to keep track of one's prayers. A sort of spiritual abacus. But according to police in Dallas, Texas, local gang members have taken to wearing the religious jewelry as well. This has...

Dress code violation - Bald kid told to lose the hat

(Top 5 Stupid Things Banned by Schools) The last thing most kids want to be is 'different'. From their clothes to their hairstyles, kids tend to copy one another in an effort to blend in and be part of the group. But for some kids, blending in is...

Cheerleaders can't wear short skirts anymore

It's tradition in many high schools for athletes and cheerleaders to wear their jerseys or uniforms on the Friday before a game. But a Monroe, Ohio high school is taking issue with the cheerleaders' short skirts. Since the school dress code says...

Dress code blamed for teen's murder

School dress codes are getting a lot of attention lately, mostly as a result of school officials actually trying to enforce them. In a sad twist on the dress code debate, a family in California is suing the Hueneme school district for not enforcing...

Confederate flag ban challenged in court

Depending upon your point of view, the Confederate flag is either a proud emblem of Southern heritage or an offensive display of racism. For 18-year-old Tommy DeFoe, it's the former. He says his great-great uncle served in the Confederate army and...

The new school uniform - prison jumpsuits

As an alternative to sending kids home or having them sit in a room by themselves for the remainder of the day, one Texas high school is planning on having dress code violators cover up the problem by putting on prison-style jumpsuits. In fact, it's...

School district gets tough on dress code violators

Most public schools have dress codes and for good reason. Some may disagree, but I think tiny skirts, skimpy tops, underwear-revealing baggy pants and all those other banned garments really don't contribute anything to the learning process. Of...

Court upholds school uniforms

Kimberly Jacobs went to school in a shirt bearing symbols of her religious beliefs. Actually, she did it several times -- enough to be suspended five times. Jacobs attended Liberty High School near Las Vegas, Nevada which requires that students wear...

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