Lynn Student Sent Home For Wearing Shorts During Hot Weather

LYNN (CBS) – A Lynn mother is calling for some changes after her daughter was sent home from school for wearing calf-length shorts during last week’s hot weather.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

Esther Mawhinney was one of a handful of students sent home from school during last week’s mini heat wave for wearing shorts, a clear violation of Lynn Classical High School’s dress code, which only allows shorts during June and September.

“I found Esther about a half a block away from school, and she was sobbing, still crying,” said Esmeralda Mahwinney.

Esmeralda said Esther’s shorts actually reach below her knees, longer than many of the girls’ skirts.

“My child…is not a child that wears indecent clothes, and I do not allow her to buy clothes and spend her money,” said Esmeralda Mahwinney.

Esmeralda plans to bring the topic up at Thursday night’s school committee meeting.

“The things that happen like this make students like my daughter, and children not wanting to go to school,” said Esmeralda Mahwinney.


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