An Illinois elementary school principal allegedly singled out at least seven females for wearing short shorts and parents are not pleased with the administrator's handling of the issue.
During an assembly on the last day of the school year, Principal Susan Josephine Kukielka was quoted as saying, “These are not girls of distinction because their shorts are too short,” according to CBS Chicago.
Students who wore the short shorts were given an “award” for their wardrobe and were asked to stand and be recognized for their achievement. Many of the girls involved began crying and parents, who saw the incident as a means to publicly humiliate, were extremely unhappy with the principal.
Following the incident, which took place at Decatur Classical School, a selective-enrollment kindergarten through sixth-grade school, parents voiced their disapproval at a school council meeting and demanded the principal resign.
The Local School Council, which is a group of parents, teacher and members of the community, said there’s no dress code at the school. However, announcements had been made over the school’s public address system a few days earlier that noted that shorts should not be higher than the fingertips where the arms are placed straight down the sides of the body.
Principal Kukielka has apologized to parents over the incident.