A Utah mother was left in tears after her daughter was unjustly reprimanded for violating the schooldress code by wearing a long-sleeved sweater with a photograph showing Marilyn Monroe's shoulder.
Katie Fabert, from South Ogden, said her 13-year-old daughter is fond of Marilyn Monroe and has a few sweatshirts with the actress on it.
But she was shocked to learn that a school worker forced her daughter to leave South Ogden Junior High to return home and replace her shirt on Wednesday, claiming that it was violating the dress code.
Mother Katie Fabert confronted school officials after her daughter was forced on Wednesday to replace her Marilyn Monroe sweatshirt at South Ogden Junior High in Utah
She says her daughter was unjustly scolded when the school sent her 13-year-old daughter home for the sweater depicting Marilyn Monroe with an exposed shoulder
School officials said Wednesday that it was inappropriate because Monroe was depicted with an exposed shoulder. On Thursday, director of the school called Fabert to apologize and to say that her daughter did not violate any code
However, the sweatshirt has not exposed the student's skin or shares an offensive message. The Monroe simply exposed her shoulder to the statue and posed next to rapper Tupac Shakur.
& # 39; She actually just said: & # 39; I have a dress for this shirt, & # 39; & # 39; Fabert said to Fox13, which meant she got into trouble for her clothes.
Fabert asked her daughter what was wrong with the top and she replied & # 39; I do not know & # 39 ;.
So the next morning the furious mother took matters into their own hands and confronted school wearers on Thursday morning.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; Is this not in dress code? & # 39; And he said, "No, it is not," and I said, "Well, why not?" She said.
She added that the meeting with the vice director was tense and that he started to act unprofessionally.
The Weber School District has issued a statement stating that the director of South Ogden High (above) is investigating the matter
He just said: & # 39; If Marilyn Monroe on the shirt is not a South dress code, then the shirt is not the dress code of South & # 39 ;, Fabert recalled.
He was just a little in her face and I looked at her a bit … and she looked like she was on the verge of tears. I was like, "Okay let's go", "she added to pull her daughter out of the classroom for that day.
Later in the day the principal called Fabert to say that the sweater did not violate the dress code at all. But he did not specify whether she could swear Marilyn Monroe's sweater again.
He said that he would personally discuss the clothing regulations policy with his staff members.
& # 39; Instead of enforcing what is actually dress code … these teachers come in and bring their own opinions, & # 39; said a displeased Fabert.
This whole thing has just gotten out of control, "Fabert said. It was a sweater and they made something with it … and she felt bad. I mean, it's something she really liked.
The Weber School District has released a statement in the light of the incident.
& # 39; We had a problem yesterday with a student wearing a shirt that an employee thought was in violation of the dress code. The student was asked to carry something else. The client is in the process of assessing that decision. We will work closely with the student and his family to resolve the issue in the right way, "said the statement.