If you could define being a teenager in one word, what word would you choose?
Most people would probably pick something along the lines of awkward, weird or embarrassing. In other words, being a teenager is not easy, and not always fun. Its definitely a relief when that phase is over.
As adults, we can all empathize with the plights of being a teenager, mostly because we were teens ourselves not too long ago. Keep that in mind as you read this bit of news.
Earlier this week, 15-year-old Miranda Larkin, a sophomore at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park Florida, was punished by her school for wearing an outfit the administration deemed inappropriate.
It was her third day at the school, as she had recently transferred from Seattle.
Instead of honoring the mistake or allowing the student to call her parents for a new outfit, the school gave her something to wear
: a neon-yellow t-shirt with DRESS CODE VIOLATION emblazoned across the front and red sweatpants with the same phrase printed down the leg.
Allegedly, school officials told Miranda,
"This is to embarrass you. Its supposed to embarrass you so you don't do it again."
Miranda said she broke out in hives from the anger and embarrassment she felt from the incident.
Her mother, Dianna, is furious over the schools treatment of her daughter. After trying to speak with the school system privately, with no avail, Dianna Larkin reached out to the media to bring light to the situation.
Shes also considering filing a complaint with The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Oakleaf High School is deliberating the dress code policy after news of this event became public, but no decision has been made as of yet.
H/T: ABC News, Photos Courtesy: Instagram