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High School Students Across Duval County Demand Dress Code Reform With Protests

Students across Duval County Public Schools protested for dress code reform on Thursday.
The Florida Times-Union
Students across Duval County Public Schools protested for dress code reform on Thursday.

They organized for a week and a half using Instagram, plotted outfits over text messages and printed flyers and handed them out in the hallways. By Thursday, they walked out. 

Boys in mini skirts and crop tops, girls in spaghetti straps or purposely bearing shoulders.

This week, students across Duval County Public Schools participated in walkouts against a dress code policy they say is sexist, outdated and dangerous. The Times-Union spoke to over a dozen students who participated in the protests.

"It was important for me to do this because it's something that affects me and my friends on a daily basis," said Luci, one of the protest's organizers and a student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. "I've had friends tell me they feel very sexualized and uncomfortable when being dress coded." 

The sophomore said they've been dress coded by school officials over 15 times during their school career. 

Students across schools including Douglas Anderson, Paxon School For Advanced Studies, Mandarin High School participated.

Read the full story at Jacksonville.com.