The first week of school was a rough start for a handful of students in Oklahoma. Some high school girls got a “bend over” check by the superintendent to prove a point before things got out of control. The event took place at Noble High School in Noble, Oklahoma.
KFOR News reports that superintendent Ronda Bass saw right away the problem the school had on its hands. By the end of the day, several girls left crying and feeling embarrassed after Bass called them out in front of everyone for their inappropriate attire. Students and parents are upset at how the superintendent handled the issue.
“As I was greeting the children coming in I knew we had a major, major problem on our hands,” Bass says.
The high school superintendent goes on to say she’s protective of her students.
“I am very proud to be known as ‘Mama Bear Bass,'” she shares.
What Bass claims she said next is different from what student, Stephanie Stewart, remembers.
Bass tells KFOR she asked students this question to a group of students he had a talk with:
“The first question I asked was how many of you in here believe that there are female students on the campus today that are dressed completely inappropriate. Most of their hands went up.”
Stewart claims Ronda Bass said something completely different:
“The first sentence was, ‘Have y’all ever seen any ‘skanks’ around this school’. Around the end she said, ‘I don’t want to see anyone’s ass hanging out of their shorts.”
When Bass was approached about there being any truth to those claims, she said:
“I knew that students from other towns were calling our girls really negative names. The message I wanted to send to them was I don’t want them to be called those names. I want us to be known as the classy lady Bears.”
The “bend over” check then happened, according to Stephanie. She claims that the High school superintendent made the girls stand up for a dress code check, asking a few of the students to bend over. Stephanie alleges that she was singled out because Bass didn’t like how short her dress was.
“If you’re not comfortable with bending over, we might have a problem,” Bass apparently said.
Stephanie says that some of the girls went home crying.
“A lot of girls actually felt humiliated,” Stephanie explains. “You could see it in their faces that they were.”
Bass sent an email to teachers to communicate her concerns:
“Our female students are pushing the limits. We all know this to be true… please help us stay on top of this until a new norm of modesty is established.”
Bass defends what she did to address the violation in school dress code.
In an interesting report by Daily Caller, a school in Arkansas had a dress code modification for the teachers that printed in 2013, requiring them to wear underwear.
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