Principal: 'Suspending 100 Students for Dress Code is Working'

Principal: 'Suspending 100 Students for Dress Code is Working'

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MOBILE, Alabama -

The hallways at LeFlore Magnet High School in Mobile have been a little quieter these past two days. That's because about one hundred students are missing.

"Sometimes you have to stop talking and take some type of action," said Principal Alvin Dailey.

On Monday, nearly one hundred high school students were suspended for two days because of what they were - or weren't - wearing. Principal Dailey says he gave parents and students fair warning.

"Shirt tails out, pants sagging, some gentlemen like to wear their pants underneath their behind instead of up on their waist. That's unacceptable."

Freshman Tameesha Robertson was one of those unlucky students. She got in trouble for wearing an orange and green plaid jacket. Her mom bought it for her because it matches LeFlore's school colors.

"It was orange and green, and it's school spirit if you ask me," said mother LaShonda Jones.

Now, student Tameesha Robertson fears her imperfect record will impact her dream of being on LeFlore's dance team.

"I probably won't be allowed to try out, or make the team, since I've been suspended," said Robertson.

Principal Dailey is hoping these drastic measures serve as a lifelong lesson.

"We all have rules that we are governed by," said Dailey. "The students have to be held accountable for their actions."

The students who were punished can go back to school starting Thursday.

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