Civil Liberties

A Mass Suspension for Dress Code Violations

This week in overkill.


This week in overkill:

About 100 students at a Leflore Magnet High School are suspended for not following the dress code.

The school's Principal Alvin Dailey said he has had enough telling students to abide by the dress code.

"Everyday I'm saying pull your pants up. Get out of that jacket," said Principal Dailey. "Well there comes a point where you have to say enough is enough."

That day came Monday. School officials performed a sweep of each classroom at Leflore High School, searching for dress code violators.

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