New Mexico parents: Dress code unfair, targets girls


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – Parents at one New Mexico high school are outraged after their daughters were pulled out of class for what the school is calling a dress code violation for wearing something that’s very popular these days.

Andrea Fox says her daughter, Casey, is a good student who never gets in trouble. So when she got a call from Alamogordo High School about Casey violating the dress code, she was shocked.

“To me it’s a big deal about nothing. You can put your time and effort into something else,” said Fox.

Casey missed two classes waiting for her mom to bring her another pair of pants.

So what caused all the commotion? It was jeans with holes in them.

Casey wasn’t the only girl called into the office.

“The principal comes in and he points at my pants under the desk and says that I need to go to the office for my pants and he also pulls out this other girl who had little holes too,” said Casey.

The school handbook never says ripped jeans are not allowed. However, it does say that the principal has the final say on what’s appropriate.

The school says if parents have any questions about the dress code, they can talk to the principal.

Parents say the school is enforcing the dress code with girls but not cracking down on boys who wear torn jeans.

Now, moms like Tabia Kubos whose daughter was also pulled out of class for her pants, say they won’t stand for it.

“I’m not trying to teach my daughter to be a rule-breaker but she also does have some rights, even as a student,” said Kubos.

There is a school board meeting Wednesday night.

Parents say they’ll be there to speak out against the dress code. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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