Students accuse RHS principal of improper dress-code check

By Joy Tipping, Managing Editor

Three seniors who attend Richmond High School have come forward claiming Principal John Parker has used inappropriate means to enforce the school’s dress code for girls.

The claim specifically refers to a 2016 incident where he allegedly made female students bend over to show if the length of their shorts was within district dress code. All three students wrote to The News in separate signed statements about the incident. They asked that their names be withheld in fear of retaliation.

“It was literally the second-to-last day of school and Mr. Parker called all the girls into the gym. He reminded us of the dress code, because (he said) he was concerned about our shorts. He let all the girls wearing long pants go back to class, and made the girls wearing shorts stay in the gym,” wrote one senior, who was a sophomore at the time.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Richmond News.

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