A Texas mom who came to her child’s school in a Marilyn Monroe t-shirt dress and her hair wrapped in a headscarf, says she was kicked out because of her questionable attire.
Joselyn Lewis told Houston NBC affiliate KPRC that a school administrator likely mistook her for being a student and told the parent she had to leave because her clothes violated the dress code at Madison High School.
“She went on to say that she still couldn’t let me on the premises because I was not in dress code and I still didn’t understand what that meant,” Lewis told the outlet. “She said that my headscarf was out of dress code and my dress was too short.”
Lewis disagrees and said that her hair was wrapped because she was in the middle of getting it done. And she said her “short” dress passed the finger-length test, meaning it was at an allowable length.
The mom reportedly headed to the high school to register her 15-year-old after the girl was bullied at another school she said.
“When I went to Lamar, I had no problems, but when I got to Madison High School, they refused me access to the premises because of what I had on,” she told KPRC. “I mean, I didn’t understand why my headscarf and my dress would conflict with me enrolling someone in school.”
Lewis also said the school failed to prove they had a rule on record when she asked to see the documentation in writing. And as expected, when she refused to leave the school after questioning the policy, they called the police.
“They called them on me and I guess he was coming to tell me to leave, but I was already on the phone with the school board,” she said.
“I can wear what I want to wear.”
She added: “I don’t have to get all dolled up to enroll her to school. My child’s education, anyone’s child’s education, should be more important than what someone has on. That shouldn’t matter.”