Texas high school causes outrage with dress code video targeting female students in athletic shorts

A Texas high school made a dress code video that targeted female students in athletic shorts. (Photo: Getty Images)

Schools across the country have found themselves in hot water when it comes to enforcing dress codes and how they punish students who are in violation. The latest controversy concerns a high school in Texas that’s being accused of going too far by producing a video to demonstrate dress code rules to students.

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. While both pointed out that the video featured only female students as the wrongdoers, one got more pointed by calling out the girls’ eerie chanting that was part of the fictitious situation.

The video, which was posted by a student who goes by Cat on Twitter, features a group of female students walking through the school in T-shirts, athletic shorts, and sandals, while M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” plays in the background. When the girls encounter an administrator from the school, they’re brought into a classroom labeled “Dress code violators,” where they’re forced to repeat the phrase “I will not wear athletic shorts” three times.

“So sad how ONLY girls are shown as the violators,” Cat tweeted alongside the video. “It’s 2018… Why are we still over-sexualizing teen girls?”

Plenty of people outside of the student body have also expressed criticism.

The school did not immediately reply to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. But a student from Marcus High shared a screenshot of principal Will Skelton’s response to the outrage in her Twitter replies.

“There were several items that should have been different, including a better song choice & the representation of boys as well as the girls,” Skelton wrote. “We definitely missed the mark, and will do everything we can to make it right for our students.”

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