An openly gay 16-year-old high school student at Lexington High School, Tennessee, was given a three day suspension after being told he had violated the school’s dress code.
Kasey Landrum said when he arrived in class in purple eye shadow: “The principal walked into the school and immediately started yelling at me for it, and old me to get outside.”
The schools code states: “When a student is attired in a manner, which is likely to cause disruption or interference with normal operation of the school, the administration will take the appropriate action.”
The Tennessee county school board has intervened and reversed the policy, Kasey’s suspension was reversed when LGBTQNation and The Tennessee Equality Project also intervened.
Superintendent Wilkinson said: “I guess that the easiest thing to do would be to go to a standard policy but we have in the past given a little freedom to our children and their parents about what they choose to wear.”
A new school policy allowing students to wear make up has been put in place.