A male high school student in Texas got has been suspended from school for wearing nail polish on campus in an alleged violation of the school’s dress code.
He says it’s discriminatory.
17-year-old Trevor Wilkinson started a Change.org petition this week after receiving an in-school suspension Monday from officials at Clyde High School in West Texas.
When asked to move the nail polish by both the principal and the vice-principal, he refused ad was punished according to school guidelines.
Trevor, who is gay, said, “Imagine your school not allowing boys to paint their nails and giving boys [in school suspension] … and the whole administration being ok with it, homophobic and sexist? Welcome to West Texas.”
Regarding the nail polish rule — which also extends to forbidding makeup on males — the student handbook says students are given a chance to correct it in the moment but will face escalating punishment if they continue to violate the policy.
We’re in a global pandemic and THIS is what the school’s concerned about? Ridiculous.