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Student Sent Home Because Outfit Could Make Teachers 'Feel Uncomfortable'

Jake Massey

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Student Sent Home Because Outfit Could Make Teachers 'Feel Uncomfortable'

A student in Canada was sent home because her outfit could make teachers 'feel uncomfortable'. Watch her dad slam the school here:


Christopher Wilson, from Kamloops, British Columbia, took to Facebook to vent his frustration after his 17-year-old daughter Karis was sent home from Norkam Senior Secondary on Tuesday (23 February), after she turned up wearing a knee-length black dress with lace trim over a full-sleeved white turtleneck.

In his Facebook Live video - which has now been viewed more than 100,000 times - Christopher was visibly upset about the decision.


Explaining what occurred in the caption, he said: "Today my daughter was sent home for wearing clothing that made her female teacher and her male student teacher 'feel uncomfortable'.

"Centred out in front of her class and told she needs to leave class and brought her to the VP's before she went home in tears.

"After asking her how she would like me to handle it she said she wanted to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen to the students that come after her.

"Please stand with Karis and I and make sure that those involved are held accountable and that this never happens again."

Christopher was outraged by the decision. Credit: Facebook/Christopher Wilson
Christopher was outraged by the decision. Credit: Facebook/Christopher Wilson

Speaking to CBC's Radio West, he elaborated: "[Karis] was told that it could possibly make the male student teacher feel awkward and it could make [her female classroom teacher] feel awkward since it reminded her of a lingerie outfit.

"It's actually a very modest outfit when you actually look at it... I think the initial comments were based on the fact that it had lace.

"[We] kind of saw the aftermath of her coming home in tears and just really broken up, confused.


"There was a female who was singled out because what she's wearing could make someone in a position of power over her feel uncomfortable. And the more you think of it, the more you say it, the more you understand that this is absurd.

"It shouldn't happen."

Students staged a walkout in support of Karis the following day, and Christopher said the principal and vice-principal have handled the situation well.

In a statement shared with the Daily Mail, Dr Terry Sullivan, the superintendent of schools, said: "School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) is aware of the incident regarding a grade 12 student and dress code at NorKam Secondary on Feb. 23, 2021.


"We understand the parent is concerned about what happened to his daughter at school yesterday.

"We are also concerned about these allegations and are treating them seriously. The incident is currently under review. We will not comment on the incident specifically.

"Whenever a parent is concerned about their child at school we want to work with them for the best outcome for the student."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Christopher Wilson

Topics: Viral, Canada

Jake Massey
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