Asante Cotman from Charles City High School in Virginia claims he was suspended after being told his high heels were ‘disrupting the school’.
Cotman told WWBT-TV: “I wore this jacket right here and my white shirt and my scarf and a pair of cargo pants and the heels,” Cotman told WWBT. “I didn’t see how it was bothering anyone. I wasn’t revealing nothing… I’m not advertising. I’m being myself… I want to be able to be a regular student. A gay regular student that attends CCHS.”
Charles City High School’s Principal, Stephannie Crutchfield, declined to comment on the suspension, but a school district Superintendent claimed the decision was made due to safety hazards and not discrimination, as Cotman’s heels were 6 inches tall.