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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  • by CARMEN Location: GA on Dec 3, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    I THINK THAT THERE SHOULDN'T BE A VERY STRICT DRESS CODE... HOWEVER, I ALSO DON'T THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE ANY INAPPROPRIATE DRESS BEHAVIOR. I MEAN WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL, ALOT OF THE GIRLS WORE SEE-THROUGH SHIRTS WITHOUT AN UNDERSHIRT, OR THEY WOULD WEAR SHIRTS THAT WERE TOO SHORT OR TOO LOWCUT. AND IT DIDN'T REALLY BOTHER ME... IT JUST WORRIED ME A BIT. AND I GUESS THE REASON WHY IT BOTHERED ME SO MUCH IS BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING THE ATTENTION THAT I DON'T THINK THEY REALLY WANTED AND AT SOME POINTS, IT LED TO ABUSE.
  • by larry on Aug 26, 2008 at 05:36 AM
    that is ridiculous arresting a parent for not letting the police talk to a child about a dress code violation of school rules. what buisness is it of the dothan police anyway. maybe they should worry more about drunk drivers who kill people on their streets than what kids wear to school.
  • by shawn hartsfield on Aug 13, 2008 at 04:14 AM
    I think its great they are taking control of this problem. I hope they don't drop the ball on this one
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