A family in Birmingham, Ala., is mourning the loss of 9-year-old Madison “Maddie” Whitsett, who took her own life on Friday after reportedly having "a bad day" due to bullying.
The school's principal later clarified that the student wasn't in violation of the dress code. Now, the girl's mother is worried about teachers and administrators issuing violations based on their opinions.
Laurens Middle School was doing a compulsory dress-code inspection when a teacher took Ethan Orr to the principal's office for an "emerging hole" in his jeans.
In a surveillance video taken from the hallway in Goose Creek Elementary School in Goose Creek, S.C., the child can be seen being physically kicked out of the classroom.
The school district has reaffirmed students' rights to express themselves when it comes to politics.
One student recalls "misogynistic undertones" in the way that the violation was brought to her attention.
Although the Texas school district's dress code states that "boys may not wear makeup," students are working with administrators to find common ground.
A school in Georgia sent a "consent to paddle form" home to parents after reinstating the old-school method of punishment.
"When Nike signs an anti-American thug to represent their brand, I will not support, wear, purchase, or endorse their product. Bye-bye Nike," the principal wrote on Facebook.
As high school students arrived at Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, N.J., on the first day of class, they weren't expecting to be rejected at the door. That's exactly what happened.
"He said he felt it in his soul not to hit the kid back," his mother wrote on Facebook.
An 11-year-old was removed from her Catholic private school on Monday, after administrators reportedly cited her hair extensions as a dress code violation.
Two students from Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, took to their Twitter accounts on Thursday to share concerns over the video that was shown in school.
The teen says he noticed for months that other students were wearing the accessory without being penalized.
A seventh grader in violation of her school's dress code reportedly had to put duct tape on her bare legs to cover up what was showing through the holes in the denim.
Two teen boys ensured that their outfits met their school's non-gender specific dress code but their pantless debut still resulted in punishment.
Ronlonda Robinson says she wanted to make a big statement with an over-the-top photo shoot for her graduation because of everything she had gone through to get to that point in her life.