Deja Tunstill, 11, was pulled out of class in Mount Gleason Middle School in Los Angeles, when a teacher's aid said her brown leggings made her look nude (video below).
Deja was sent to the principal's office and, later, sent home to her mother.
Now, nearly a week after the incident, her mom Yolanda Tunstill is demanding answers as to why her child was humiliated, reports the Daily Mail.
Yolanda Tunstill told KTLA-TV: "I can understand if they said okay, this type of material, this type of clothing. But for you to make a remark to state because the pants were brown and to make a remark about my daughter's skin color... That was not right to me."
Deja told KTLA-TV: "I felt discriminated against. Shocked... like, I mean are you serious? I can't believe this."
However, the Los Angeles Unified School District sent a note home with Deja denying that she was sent home because of the color of her leggings, but rather because the "school dress code specifically prohibits sleepwear, loungewear, or tights worn alone."
The Los Angeles Unified School District also said in the note that t the teacher's aid had been disciplined.
Yolanda Tunstill plans to take legal action against the Los Angeles Unified School District.