Skiatook Student Threatened With Suspension Over Skirt Length

Friday, August 17th 2018, 11:03 pm
By: Brian Dorman

A Skiatook dad is angry after his step-daughter was threatened with suspension for what she wore on the second day of school.

Victoria Taylor is in the 10th grade and for the first time at Skiatook High - she was sent to the principal's office over the length of her skirt.

"It's pretty degrading and embarrassing to make a girl get down on their knees and have them measure from the floor up in front of people," says Bill Evans.

According to the Skiatook Student Handbook:

“Skirt or dresses that are any shorter than a maximum of six inches above the knee are prohibited. Length of garments shall be measured from the floor while the student is in a kneeling position.”

"She's tall, thin, long legs so clothes fit her differently than someone who is shorter and heavier. It's virtually impossible to buy shorts that would fit in the dress code," says Bill.

"I think she looks completely appropriate. It's a modest outfit, she's obviously not being provocative,” said Angelia Evans.

After taking Victoria jeans to change into they took their frustration to Facebook where most sounded off saying there was nothing wrong with her outfit. Bill hopes they will revisit the dress code policy. 

"In my opinion, they can't have a one size fits all policy," said Bill.

Several people on social media suggested a school uniform. That's something Bill says his family supports.