Tuesday, 11 June 2013
14-Year-Old Boy Punished For Wearing Makeup To School
The Tampa Bay Times reports Chris Martin decided to wear black eyeliner, eye shadow and lipstick on the last day of eighth grade at Meadowlawn Middle School in St. Petersburg.
Administrators told the 14-year-old boy he was violating the dress code.
The two women who raised the teen say they understand why his shirt’s image — an anarchy symbol and sheath— violated the code but the makeup was no different than what girls wear every day.
The district backed the principal’s decision.
The parents started a petition on moveon.orgto improve tolerance training for teachers and administrators.