Bella Jones had been so excited to start sixth grade at a new school. The Joneses, a military family, had just moved to Lansing, KS, and the 11-year-old was looking forward to her year at the Lansing Middle School. But last week that all changed--and the girl was begging her mom to let the family move away.
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That's because Bella was pulled from class and sent to the nurse's office for wearing leggings. Her mom, Kimberly, said leggings weren't banned from the school--although now they are after the school posted a revised dress code. Plus, the nurse, after measuring the sixth-grader's shirt, said it wasn't long enough.
To counter that charge, her mom posted a picture of Bella's outfit on Facebook, where her post was shared thousands of times.
Still, the girl had to change into sweat pants. And that felt so much like a punishment that the girl was sobbing when Jones went to pick her up.
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Bella has since recovered--and is fighting to have the school dress code changed so it includes leggings. And since her mom's post went viral, parents all over the country are trying to fight dress codes that they say stigmatize their daughters and punish them unfairly.
Watch the news clip about the controversy below.
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