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An African-American honor student is suspended and banned from her graduation after she was almost arrested for wearing a shirt that violated a North Carolina school dress code, reports NBC Charlotte.

From NBC Charlotte:

On Wednesday, Summer wore a green shirt that rests just off the tops of her shoulders and exposes her collarbone [to Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina]…

“[The SRO] was within five feet of me, he had his hand on his gun [said Summer who was confronted by the principal in the auditorium after students were escorted out of the room. The SRO was in the room.] [The principal] said ‘I’m gonna give you an ultimatum. We have tried to call your mother. You either come with me to the control room to change your shirt or we will arrest you.”

Hickory Ridge High School—who said the suspension resulted because of insubordination and not a dress code violation— attracted media attention in 2016 after 46 female students were sent to the principals office for wearing leggings with shirts that were short, reports People.

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18 thoughts on “Black North Carolina Honor Student Almost Arrested For Dress Code Violation

  1. Ginny on said:

    Bad decisions hard times. She knew she was in violation when she decided to wear what she knew was not acceptable. Stop making excuses. There are consequences for the decisions people make.

  2. Christianforreal on said:

    As has been said before, she certainly violated the school dress code and she knew it when she left the house. And she should receive the APPROPRIATE punishment for violating that code. The young lady did seemingly take that for granted, maybe she did think that because it was the end of year she could get away with it. However, please explain to me, what offense warranted arrest?. Even if she was insubordinate with the principal, does that constitute arrest?

  3. She decided to wear a garment that was banned for what reason? Because she has a 4.4 grade average and the rules don’t apply to her? Because drug dealers and sex offenders get to walk across the stage? What’s the reason again?

    • Wise on said:

      This is a case of combatting egos. The student knew the shirt was outside the dress code, but felt she was a senior with little time left and thought there was nothing that can be done. She was wrong, and when she complied by finally putting on the jacket the principal was not satisfied. It was noted that the principal had a run in with the girl and her mother before. So, even though the student was wrong, the principal made it personal and wanted to push a point that she could have let go. Kids test rules, suspend for 3 days and keep it moving. Negate 12 years of hard work for one minute incident. Petty for an educator.

    • Dr. Larry on said:

      Because she’s black. If there are consequences for not following published rules, she c it’s alway act out, if that doesn’t fly, throw the race card. It’s its straight out of the Democratic playbook

  4. Mia.P on said:

    They hate on everything we do dame she was going to be wearing a gown and that is bullshit but it’s alright when they kids where black lip stick and have different color hair. Just face the facts they hate us and until we wake up Black america it will not change.

  5. This is some bogus s–t!!!

    First the white folks have a problem with our Natural Hair-now it’s some child being suspended and unable to attend their own graduation because of the way they are

    What ever happened to live and let live!!!!!!!!

  6. mrknowitall on said:

    It turns out this biracial student wasn’t almost arrested for her dress code violation. She was almost arrested because she wasn’t cooperating and was being disrespectful and insubordination.

  7. Diane on said:

    Good luck with this one. If it’s in the dress code, why would u violate the dress code? Why would you wear the top? I don’t think the punishment fit the crime. She should be able to get her diploma and her scholarships, eventually. Follow the rules

    • jhuff on said:

      DAM!!! Diane finally something we can agree on…..Oh no this can’t be the Diane I’m use to reading what happen to “those racist white POS this is the kind of sh!t we can expect under the orange commander and chief ” now that sounds like the Diane I know!!!!

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