Twins Karlie and Kylie were all dressed up and ready to go to their school in Camden County, NJ, a school with pretty strict dress codes. Shirts can be white, dark green, or navy blue. No deviation will be accepted. The twins' mom had heard it, learned it, loved it. She thought she was sending her girls in appropriately dressed according to standards. NOPE. She got a call from the school's vice principal telling her Kylie's shirt was just too darn green, and that if the same mistake happened again, she'd be suspended.
Mom brought the girls in the next day "properly" attired and got told to turn right back around, because Kylie was suspended after all! Surprise! Fox 29 reports:
“My child messed up, I messed it up for my child, and she'll be suspended next time for it, but to suspend a child over the shade of a shirt. I found it a little ridiculous," she explained.
The girls missed the bus Tuesday morning, and when they arrived at school a few minutes late-- properly dressed-- they were met by the principal.
"She told me don't bother to sign her in and told Kylie that she's not in school today."
Great hill to die on, Mr. Vice Principal, sir. Perhaps if it were a less sympathetic color, like puce. But green has a whole PR campaign built around it! Example: