Myrtle Beach student calls school's dress code 'undisguised sexi - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Myrtle Beach student calls school's dress code 'undisguised sexism'

A Myrtle Beach student is condemning her school's dress code. (Source: WMBF News) A Myrtle Beach student is condemning her school's dress code. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A 17-year-old Myrtle Beach student is taking issue with what she feels is an overly strict dress code at her school.

“It’s undisguised sexism,” said Cloey O’Connell, who attends the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology in Myrtle Beach.

O’Connell said she was recently pulled out of class for wearing leggings. In response, she began putting up posters throughout the school condemning the administration for singling out females over how they dress.

"An administrator walked and looked at everyone. She was like stand up what are you wearing? She was going in every classroom, during class time while we were doing stuff, and pulling people out." said O'Connell.

After a school wide announcement was made that all girls wearing leggings had to report to the gym, O'Connell decided to make an announcement of her own, posting signs all over the school.

"I would put one up and they would take it down like while I was walking in the hallway."

Then she decided on a different approach, and posted the signs on herself.

"So our resource officer came in the lunch room and removed me, like escorted me out of the lunch room."

Fellow student John Gardo recorded video on his cellphone of O'Connell being escorted out of the cafeteria by the school resource officer while protesting the dress code. Others can be heard cheering.

MOBILE APP USERS: Click here to view the raw video.

An online petition was started by O'Connell to bring attention to the dress code. The goal is to get 1,000 signatures. As of 10 p.m., Wednesday, the petition had 827.

It can be read in its entirety below:

Tune into WMBF News at 11 for Josh Roberson’s full report.

Copyright 2016 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • UPDATE: Cancellations and delays due to winter weather

    UPDATE: Cancellations and delays due to winter weather

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:07 AM EST2018-01-18 13:07:31 GMT
    Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)Closings, cancellations and delays due to the winter weather can be found here. (Source: WMBF News)

    Here is a list of school cancellations, delays and early closures announced ahead of the winter weather expected to impact our area on Wednesday, January 17.

    More >>

    Here is a list of school cancellations, delays and early closures announced ahead of the winter weather expected to impact our area on Wednesday, January 17.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Milder weather moves in for the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Milder weather moves in for the weekend

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:58 AM EST2018-01-18 12:58:31 GMT
    Temperature trendTemperature trend

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>
  • Winter storm causes cancellations and delays at MYR

    Winter storm causes cancellations and delays at MYR

    Thursday, January 18 2018 5:02 AM EST2018-01-18 10:02:48 GMT
    Dozens of flights in and out of MYR were cancelled or delayed Wednesday. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)Dozens of flights in and out of MYR were cancelled or delayed Wednesday. Source: Patrick Lloyd (WMBF)

    Dozens of flights in and out of MYR were canceled and delayed Wednesday due to the winter storm. A lot of the problems stemmed from snow at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It was a frustrating day for a lot of flyers.

    More >>

    Dozens of flights in and out of MYR were canceled and delayed Wednesday due to the winter storm. A lot of the problems stemmed from snow at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It was a frustrating day for a lot of flyers.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly