Student sent to principal’s office for wearing worn-out jeans

U.S. & World

LAURENS, SC (WYFF) The parent of a South Carolina middle school student wants a policy changed after her son was told he couldn’t wear a pair of torn jeans.

Lori Orr says Laurens Middle School called her Monday and asked her to bring her 11-year-old son, Ethan, another pair of pants.

“I asked them, is this really a reason for him to have to be sent to the office and disrupt his entire day; is this a good reason? And she says, ‘We realize it’s not a hole. It’s what we call an emerging hole.'”

Orr said the policy sends the wrong message to students who can’t afford nicer clothing.

The Laurens County District 55 dress code prohibits clothing with “holes or emerging holes.”

For Orr, providing clothing is a struggle.

“My mother and father live pay check to pay check and so do I,” Orr says.


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