Honor Student Barred From Graduation For A Ridiculous Reason

Parents should always be the final authority for what happens with their children, and be the determining factor in any disciplinary action that should be used on a child.

The federal government has been in control of the U.S. public education system, and has demonstrated instances of overreach in our schools time and again.

Many parents now see that our public schools are becoming like police states, and a recent confrontation at a North Carolina high school is just the latest example.

An honor student with a 4.4 GPA, and on-track for a full ride to medical school because of her hard work, is now facing expulsion and loss of her scholarships because of a dress code violation.

The young lady, named Summer,  wore a shirt which exposed her collarbone and was ordered by the administration to enter a “control room,” where she would be forced to change her clothes.

And the worst part is how much the situation escalated — without any contact with her parents.

Summer was ultimately charged with insubordination because she refused to be taken into the “control room” without first contacting her mother.

The young lady had even borrowed a friend’s jacket in an attempt to diffuse the situation, zipping it up to her neck to cover the entire “offending” shirt, and still the principal was not satisfied.

He detained the girl following a school assembly, embarrassing and harassing her simply because she wanted administration to speak with her mother first.

North Carolina’s KFOR Channel 4 reported:

 “They can’t take me anywhere unless my mother is called,” she said. “So I said, ‘I apologize; I can’t go anywhere with you unless my mom is called.’”

From then on, the situation got even more out of control when neither she nor the principal could reach her mother. The principal reportedly brought in a school resource officer, who Summer said had his hand on his weapon.

The principal is reportedly still considering expelling her, which could put her scholarships and other accolades in jeopardy.

This is but the latest instance of overreach in our nation’s schools, undermining parents and disrespecting the rights of students in the name of authoritative control.

While dress codes are important for modesty, it is a minor issue compared with far worse situations in our schools, such as drugs, sexual harassment, and bullying.

Some school districts are even introducing the use of body cameras on staff — turning our schools into mini police states.

And oftentimes, parents are not contacted until after a situation has escalated beyond repair.

President Trump even recently commented on the frightening turn the U.S. public schools are taking in their tyrannical treatment of students.

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“They’re not in the dark alleys of local streets on the midnight shift,” said Trump, president of the Ohio-based consulting firm. “They’re in school with children.”

As for Summer, it remains to be seen how this situation will impact her future.

She and her parents agree the situation was completely blown out of proportion by an overbearing school administration.

And the issue quickly became one of forcing their power over a student who was trying to stand up for her basic rights, especially after she continued to be harassed after covering up the shirt in question.

KFOR continued:

The honor student on a pre-med track was given a 10-day suspension including no partake in senior activities— even her graduation ceremony.

“It’s just sad because I worked so hard for four years to walk across that stage. We have drug dealers walking across that stage, we have sex offenders walking across that stage and then the 4.4 student who showed her shoulders can’t,” she said.

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