SICKLERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl received a one-day suspension from her southern New Jersey public elementary school for wearing a shirt that was the wrong shade of green.
The girl’s mother tells WTXF-TV that Winslow Township Elementary School No. 4 sent her daughter home Tuesday for wearing a kelly green polo shirt, which was deemed to be in violation of the Camden County school’s dress code.
The school’s dress code specifies that shirts and blouses may only be white, dark green or navy.
Winslow Township School’s code on dress and grooming says “school attire can influence a pupil’s behavior and potentially impact the academic environment.”
“I got suspended for wearing the different color they wanted me to wear,” 8-year-old Kylie told WTXF. “The principal told me that I don’t have to stay here and I could leave.”
Kylie is a twin, and her twin sister was allowed to stay at school. However, her mother took both girls out of school for the day.
Other parents have reported that their children were suspended for wearing wrong colored shirts as well.
The girl’s mother called the suspension “a little ridiculous.”