Rose Lynn, a 17-year-old student from Lawton, Oklahoma, was sent from from her school for wearing an outfit that was deemed as ‘distractingl.
She believes that her outfit attracted the attention of school officials because of her figure, and she proved it by posting a photo of her modest outfit on Facebook.
It consists of black leggings, a t-shirt, long cardigan, and boots – nothing “distracting”, right?
However, she wrote in her post that she believes she was sent home because she’s a curvy woman and “she’s developed farther than the average girl her age”.
She also thinks that the appropriate response shouldn’t have been to tell her to cover up, but to teach the boys to respect boundaries.
Lance Miles, her father, agrees with her and says that if she was built differently she wouldn’t have been sent home. However, she was told she had to change because of her figure, and he believes that this is 100 percent on Lawton Public Schools because they have left the rule up to interpretation.
He commented on her Facebook post that his daughter has been taught that if you believe in something, she should do it and she should be prepared for the consequences.
This is what her post read:
Rose Lynn was sent home on the day, and even though she asked school officials if she could take the 20-minute algebra exam before changing her outfit, they said no.
So, she got her revenge the next day, when she returned to school wearing an oversize t-shirt which had words from the school officials written on the front and on the back.
The shirt read “It doesn’t cover your crotch” on the front and “You’ll distract the boys” on the back.
She was called to the office that day again and sent home again, but this time for not wearing her student I.D., which she had left in the classroom after being called to the office.
She said that she is particularly disappointed with her school’s reaction because of what it tells other female students about their appearance. Society has failed to advocate young ladies once again rather than teaching young men to respect the boundaries of young ladies.