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Student Protest Over Dress Code Leads to Parents’ Arrest in Miss.

By The Associated Press — August 29, 2017 1 min read

A protest over the dress code at a Mississippi high school has resulted in the arrest of some parents for trespassing.

Students at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica walked out this month after school officials told them they couldn’t wear colored shoes to school because of possible gang affiliation. According to the district’s 2017-18 student handbook, students can only wear solid black, brown, or white shoes. Students and parents said they didn’t know of the change.

At least two parents face charges for allegedly taking their children off campus without permission. One parent said she was there during the protest and was arrested when she got home on charges of trespassing, harassment, disturbing a public school, and contributing to child delinquency.

A version of this article appeared in the August 30, 2017 edition of Education Week as Student Protest Over Dress Code Leads to Parents’ Arrest in Miss.

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