North Texas School Receives Backlash About Video Showcasing Dress Code

North Texas School Receives Backlash About Video Showcasing Dress Code


GUN AT ANOTHER STUDENT ON A SCHOOL BUS. THANKFULLY NOBODY WAS HURT. WELL, THE WHOLE SCHOOL SAW IT AND NOW THE PRINCIPAL IS APOLOGIZING AFTER GETTING A LOT OF COMPLAINTS THAT IT WAS SEXIST AND ALSO THAT IT SENT THE WRONG MESSAGE TO STUDENTS. NEW AT 10:00, FLOWER MOUND’S MARCUS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT. Reporter: DOUG, THAT CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO IS ONE OF TWO VIDEOS STUDENTS SAW ON THE SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL REGARDING THE DRESS CODE. THE FIRST WAS PRETTY GENERIC, JUST WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT NOT TO WEAR. TAKE A LOOK AT PART OF THE SECOND ONE. [ MUSIC ] OKAY. LADIES. FOLLOW ME.. Reporter: THE GIRLS ARE TAKEN TO A DRESS CODE VILLAR FORS ROOM FILLED WITH ONLY OTHER GIRLS. REPEAT AFTER ME. I WILL NOT WEAR ATHLETIC SHORTS. THE FIRST THING THAT REALLY HIT ME WAS THE SONG. I HAVE SEEN BOY WHOSE WEAR TANK TOPS. I HAVE SEEN BOYS WHOSE PANTS ARE SAGGING AND SHOWING THEIR UNDERWEAR BAND AND THAT IS ALSO NOT DRESS CODE AND THAT WAS IN THE ADDRESSED ONCE. Reporter: IN A LET TORE PARENTS, THE PRINCIPAL EXPLAINED THAT A FASHION SHOW THAT DEMONSTRATES WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT NOT TO WEAR DIDN’T HAPPEN. QUOTE, WE BELIEVED A VIDEO WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO REPLACE THE FASHION SHOW, BUT THIS VIDEO ABSOLUTELY MISSED THE MARK. AND THE VIDEO SHOW AS DOUBLE STANDARD IN THE STUDENT DRESS CODE AND HOW SOCIETY TREATS MEN AND WOMEN, SAY THIS IS WOMAN. WE SHOULD BE MORE EDUCATED ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS. YOU SHOULD BE MORE EDUCATED ON RAPE CULTURE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT ALL OF THIS REALLY BOILS DOWN TO IS SOMEWHERE A GROUP OF PEOPLE AGREED THAT THIS WAS OKAY TO SHOW, AND THERE WASN’T ONE PERSON WHO SAID, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE SHOULDN’T DO THIS. Reporter: THE PRINCIPAL ALSO TOLD PARENTS I’M A FIRM BELIEVER THAT WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, YOU OWN IT. YOU APOLOGIZE AND YOU MAKE IT RIGHT. WE’RE ALSO TOLD TONIGHT THAT THE PRINCIPAL HAS MET WITH SOME OF THE YOUNG WOMEN AT THE SCHOOL WHO WERE OFFENDED BY THE VIDEO. THE STUDENTS SAY THEY ARE VERY HAPPY THAT THE STUDENTS — RATHJE THEIR THE PRINCIPAL HAS BEEN OPEN TO LISTENING TO THEM AND THEY FEEL HE HAS TAKEN OWNERSHIP FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED.