If Tony Alarcon doesn’t have a problem with the clothes his 13-year-old wears then he doesn’t think the school district where she goes to school should either.
That’s why he was upset when Fisher Middle School in Los Gatos, California told his daughter, Demetra Alarcon, that the romper she was wearing was distracting to boys and too short.
“When I got dress coded one-time last week, they said my bra strap was showing,” Demetra told The Mercury News. “Lord forbid I might be wearing a bra.”
The school district asked Alarcon to bring his daughter a change of clothes and he did, a spaghetti strap tank top and shorts which the administration didn’t approve of either.
“I mean, today its 90 degrees outside and she’s wearing leggings because she doesn’t want to be dress-coded for wearing shorts,” Alarcon said, according to CBS Local. “And it’s not OK. It needs to change.”
Thin strapped tank tops aren’t allowed and the shorts didn’t have a 4-inch seam.
“Students are expected to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate,” a statement from the Los Gatos Union School District read.
Alarcon says that the dress code seems to unfairly target females. Though the dress code prevents boys from wearing hats, Demetra said they are rarely dress-coded for doing so.