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Teenage Lad Wears Sister's Skirt To School After Shorts Were Banned

Teenage Lad Wears Sister's Skirt To School After Shorts Were Banned

Shane Richardson wore it as a protest after being sent home

A teenage lad wore his sister's skirt to school after he was sent home for wearing shorts on the hottest day of the year.

Shane Richardson borrowed it after staff at Moffat Academy in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, stated that pupils must wear either a skirt of a pair of trousers.

The 16-year-old and a dozen other boys at his school were reportedly sent home after flouting this rule.

Speaking to The Daily Record about the incident, Shane said it was too hot to be wearing trousers.

"There's no air conditioning switched on in the classrooms just now because of Covid so it's really hot," he said.

"Like a few others, I was sent home for wearing shorts so I decided to start wearing my sister Lexi's skirt.

Shane was sent home from school for wearing shorts.

"The teachers haven't said anything to me about wearing a skirt and neither has the taxi driver who picks us up and takes us to school in the morning."

Shane's mum Hayley hit out at the school, saying it was 'ridiculous' not to allow male pupils to wear shorts.

The 34-year-old said: "As well as Shane and about 12 other boys, some girls have also been sent home for wearing shorts.

"It's been sweltering outside so for them not to be able to wear smart shorts to school is ridiculous.

"They are just back at school after lockdown and it's not long until it winds up on June 24 for the summer holidays, so it's important for their education to be there.

"This weather has meant they are sitting in a hot classroom for hours and the air conditioning is switched off because of the Covid-19 regulations."

Hayley explained that parents will be meeting to discuss the issue later this month.

She added: "Shane has been wearing a skirt to school. He got it from his sister Lexi, who is 12.

He borrowed his sister's skirt as a protest.

"There is now going to be a parents committee meeting to discuss this on a Zoom call.

"It takes place on June 16, but I am actually going to miss it because I work night shifts as a lorry driver.

"But the date is close to the school winding up and a lot of parents think it should be brought forward to get it sorted."

A council spokesman said the school's uniform needs to be reviewed.

He said: "Feedback from young people, parents and carers to the school has indicated that it is time to review the policy and make changes.

"Whilst this engagement is ongoing, pupils have been reminded to adhere to the agreed policy which enables the school to maintain high standards and excellence before any changes are finalised.

"An update to the parent council following this engagement has already been scheduled for June 16."

Featured Image Credit: Reach

Topics: UK News, School, Ban, Protest