Evette Reay's outfit on her last day as a high school student. (Instagram/McVettemichelle)
A high school senior says she was suspended on her last day of school for wearing an outfit that violated the school's dress code.
With only a half hour left in the school day, a teacher told Evette Reay to go home because her dress was too short, reports Yahoo. Skirts and dresses must extend at least to the top of the knee cap, states the dress code for West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho.
Reay refused the teacher's orders to go home and instead called her mom to bring her a new outfit. The principal suspended Reay before her mom could make it to the school.
She had to leave school ground immediately and a teacher threatened to withhold her diploma.
The teacher reportedly said Reay had yelled at him during the confrontation, but she denies those claims.
“I feel good in it,” Reay told Yahoo of the dress. “And I think all women need to realize that they should wear what they feel good in.”
The story has gone viral and comments are mixed online. Some defend Reay's outfit while others argue “rules are rules” and she broke them.
The school superintendent told the Huffington Post that he could not comment on the story due to state and federal laws.
Reay was permitted to walk in her graduation ceremony. She'll attend Idaho State University in the fall.