NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Dozens of Staten Island high school students are fuming over a dress code crackdown that forced them to cover up on a steamy day.
The Staten Island Advance reports that Friday’s crackdown at Tottenville High School affected at least 100 students, mostly girls.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
The students either had to cover up or wait in the school auditorium until a parent arrived with appropriate attire.
The school’s dress code prohibits tank tops, low-cut blouses and halter tops.
Shorts and skirts are supposed to be at “relaxed hand level.”
The school’s dress code also lists midriff tops, super low riders and muscle t-shirts as inappropriate.
Students took to Twitter to voice their discontent with the crackdown.
Linda Ferraro said her daughter escaped punishment because she hid behind a friend.
Ferraro tells the Advance that if she had wanted a dress code, she would have sent her daughter to a Catholic school.
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