In a matter of days, most, if not all, students will be back to school. Which means we’re primed for another round of dress code foolishness.
During the first week of school at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Ill., one student apparently came dressed in a Confederate flag - and got away with it.
The garb caught the attention of a number of students who were taken aback.
The kid that wore the Confederate flag today is ending up in a trash compactor some day— Joe Letourneau (@Joe_Letourneau5) August 21, 2015
Considering the backlash against the Confederate flag after this summer's church shooting in South Carolina, one would assume thestudent was stopped and reprimanded immediately, but apparently that wasn't the case.
It's crazy that I get dress coded for showing my shoulder but a kid can make it to at least 4th period with a confederate flag on his back— Leen (@AlinaWeena) August 20, 2015
Dr. McBride must be trying to test my restraint by putting a kid wearing a confederate flag cape in my class— Leen (@AlinaWeena) August 20, 2015
Yahoo Canada reached out to Dr. Robert McBride, principal of Nequa Valley High School, for comment, but we didn’t receive a response. We’ll update this post if he gets back to us.
The flag flap is just the latest example of a school culture that seems more fixated on sexualizing students than upholding morals and safety, as one student noted on Tumblr this week.