A mom in Missouri claims a teacher called her teenage daughter “busty” before kicking her out of class. Keep reading for more details!
Missouri mother is outraged after a high school teacher allegedly called her teenage daughter “busty” and kicked her out of class.
According to Fox News, Melissa Barber claims her daughter Kelsey Anderson was taken out of class at Joplin High School last Friday for wearing a long-sleeve shirt that apparently violated the school dress code.
“This is the shirt that just got my 17-year-old dress coded,” Barber wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of Kelsey. “The teacher said, ‘Your boobs are bigger than most girls, and you are gonna have to try harder.’”
“She really needs to not speak to my daughter like that. What is wrong with the way this child is dressed????” Barber added.
Barber claims her daughter was then sent to the principal’s office by a child development teacher after she was “sexualized” in front of all of her classmates.
“Bustier women need to wear clothing that covers their cleavage” and “plus-sized women need to dress accordingly,” the teacher allegedly said right to her teenage daughter’s face.
Once Barber’s Facebook post, which was shared thousands of time on social media, went viral, she shared an update.
“I received a call from the school about my daughter being sent to the office for a dress code violation. I was told that the teacher was being unreasonable and obviously made a mistake,” she wrote. “This principal continued to defend the teacher by saying ‘Well, we have never had a problem with her before.’ I began explaining that my daughter was just sexualized by her teacher in front of the whole class. She was embarrassed and horrified. She requested to be removed from the teachers class. He said no. He continued to defend the teacher.”
“How often does this happen to your sons? Seems like another way to keep girls uneducated. #sheisnotadistraction #letthegirlslearn,” she added.
After everything the school put her through, Barber is now considering seeking a lawyer.
According to Cosmopolitan, Barber is seriously considering suing the school district for making her daughter feel uncomfortable in front of her classmates and peers.
In response to Barber’s allegations, the Joplin School District said:
“The District does not consider comments by staff members about students’ bodies appropriate. Our staff conduct policy requires all staff members to maintain courteous and professional relationships with students. This incident is being investigated by the administration to determine if this policy has been violated.”