Aberdeen students "Free the Thigh" protest spreads on social media

Aberdeen High School students are protesting the school's new dress code Wednesday with a "Free the Thigh" event.

ABERDEEN - Aberdeen High School students are protesting the school’s new dress code Wednesday with a “Free the Thigh” event.

According to posted Facebook comments, several students were told they can’t wear ripped jeans to school. 

“They can't put us all in iss (in-school suspension) all day for wearing jeans but we can show them that their new dress code is ridiculous and we won't stand for it,” an organizer wrote on the Free the Thigh Facebook page.

According to the dress code, students are not allowed to expose skin above the mid-thigh. Jeans ripped above the mid-thigh violate the dress code.

Sherri Northington with Aberdeen High School said if a student is not dressed appropriately, they will be asked if they have anything else to wear. If they don’t, they will be asked to call a parent to bring them clothes. If that’s not possible, the school has a room where the student can do their work away from classmates.

Northington says “it will be business as usual tomorrow” when it comes to enforcing the dress code policy.

Students have taken to social media in outrage about the new policy.

Aberdeen student Stephanie Ann Stopsen shared a photo on Facebook of jeans she was wearing that violated school dress code with five rips above the knees.

“This is the first time I have ever had this happen to me and I was told never to wear these jeans to school again because they're "inappropriate",” Stopsen wrote in the post.

Aberdeen High School Dress Code

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