MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Nearly one hundred Leflore High School students won't be in class Tuesday, March 26 or Wednesday, March 27. They were all suspended Monday morning in a uniform violation roundup.
The violations ranged from jackets to socks. Principal Alvin Dailey said he has been trying to get students to obey the rules when it comes to what they wear. However, he said administrators weren't getting anywhere so first thing Monday morning he took action.
Dozens students are getting an extended weekend but it's not by choice, it's because they were out of uniform.
"One of my friend got suspended she had a red bow, like a hair bow," said Junior Angela Myles.
On March 25, if you were not following the policy to a "T" you got busted.
"There was some administrators that came by and walked in the room and they looked and if you had on the correct uniform they turned around and went in to the next room," said student Roy Keaton.
Students said if you weren't in the right uniform, you got sent to the gym where you were handed a two day suspension.
One student we spoke to was among nearly 100.
His sweatshirt got him in trouble for the first time in his educational career.
His mother doesn't agree.
"He's a college prep student. He's going to be penalized by missing three days of class for wearing a hoodie," said the woman who wishes to remain anonymous.
We took her concerns to the school's Principal Dailey.
"I inspect what I expect," said Dailey.
Dailey said simply he's had enough.
"I've repeatedly told kids before today to pull your pants up, take that jacket, off tuck your shirt in. After a while, it's time to stop talking and time it take action," said Dailey.
Dailey did send out a phone message to parents that there would be a crack down on Monday but some didn't expect it to be so harsh.
"Yanking a kid out of class from first block saying, ‘Go to the gym for a uniform violation,' that's a bit much," said one mother.
"It's not too harsh. I'd rather they learn to follow procedures while they are in the developmental stage than to get on someone's job and can't comply with rules and regulations they will be fired in a day or two," said Dailey.
Dailey said they will continue to crack down on uniforms and hopes parents, faculty and staff stand behind them.
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