Mom challenges school’s dress code after she says 11-year-old is ’embarrassed, harassed’

Image via Kimberly Jones/Facebook

(WFLA) – A Kansas mom took to social media to slam her daughter’s school – and its dress code. Kimberly Jones said her 11-year-old was called to the nurse’s office last week.

School officials told the girl, Bella, she was violating the dress code. reports the school’s nurse gave Bella sweatpants to wear over her leggings. The nurse had measured the girl’s tunic, according to TODAY, and said it wasn’t long enough.

The girl texted her mom, and Jones left work. “She was sobbing. We’re a military family and we just moved here. One of the big heartbreakers for me was that literally all day and the day before she was so excited about school. And then to hear your daughter say, ‘Can I please move?’ It was hard,” Kimberly Jones told TODAY.

The school has admitted its policy on leggings wasn’t clear enough. The policy has since been updated to say students shouldn’t wear leggings.

“I apologize and have taken steps to ensure our website remains updated,” Darrel Stufflebeam, Lansing Schools superintendent, said in an email to parents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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