Parents Angry Over Dress Code Enforcement

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

A look around the Dothan High campus on the first day of school shows many students going to class and teachers preparing them for the year ahead.

But one thing we didn't see any of Wednesday morning, were dress code violators as the school prepared for them to go home.

"Rules will be enforced, those rules have been in the handbook; we did not try to penalize people that were new, but if they went to a school here in the Dothan city school system, those are the same rules."

According to some parents, several students were taken home by bus around 10 Wednesday morning, and their problem is with notification.

"Pulled them out of class because he did not have a belt on, sent them to the gym, and then they sent them to the bus and took them home, and they did not notify me."

"Sent them home on the first day of school; that don't accomplish nothing; you should focus more on education and not worry about their clothes right now."

According to administration, students can come back to class on Thursday. And live on WTVY Principal Sewell said that students could come back, properly dressed, on Wednesday.

"I will apologize to some students that got caught up that don't do it habitually, but guess what? Rules apply to everybody."

Police arrested 28-year-old Josie Davis during the incident.

Davis is charged with disorderly conduct for reportedly interfering with police when they tried confronting her child about violating the school's dress code.

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