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Honors Student Banned From Graduation For Wearing Shoulder-Revealing Shirt

By Abby Heugel

It seems like you can't blink without reading about how there are issues with high school dress codes this time of year, and 99.9% of the time, they involve female students. Here's another one to add to the list.

Summer is a senior at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, North Carolina, where she is an honor roll student with a 4.4 GPA and a bright future ahead of her. But that came into question when she apparently defied the dress code by wearing a shirt which partially showed her shoulders and exposed her back.

According to local news stationWRAL, the principal asked Summer to put on a jacket, to which she questioned and thought it was "fine" under the rules, but the principal noted her lower back was "also completely exposed" which went against the school’s dress code.

Summer complied and borrowed a friend's jacket to cover up her shirt, but the principal reportedly still wasn't satisfied and told the student to change her outfit all together.

"I completely understand why a dress code is put into place but I feel like after I put on that jacket it should have been subdued," Summer told WCNC.

Summer said that she's had problems with the principal before, so much so that her mother now has to be informed of any disciplinary action taken against her child before it happens. However, school officials could not get a hold of the teen's mother, so Summer continued on with her day.

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