It’s always hard to be the new kid. Especially if your new school makes you wear an outfit designed specifically to humiliate you.
15-year-old Miranda Larkin told ABC News she was called out by a teacher for wearing a short skirt that violated her Clay County, Fla., school’s dress code. She was sent to the nurse’s office and forced to put on what her mother called a “shame suit” – an oversized neon t-shirt with “DRESS CODE VIOLATION” written across the chest, and red sweatpants with the same writing on one leg.
“The school has said this is to embarrass you,” Larkin said. Larkin’s mother told USA Today that her daughter “put on the outfit in the bathroom and looked at herself in the mirror and just broke down.
“She started sobbing and broke out in hives,” Larkin’s mother added.
A spokesman from the Clay County school district said students can opt for in-school suspension or having someone bring a change of clothes rather than wear the ensemble. Miranda claimed she didn’t have a choice.
Larkin’s mother is planning to file a complaint under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which says that a student’s disciplinary record cannot be released without permission.