Summer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School in South Carolina was suspended for wearing the shirt pictured above that showed her collarbone.
Summer claims that she was sitting in the cafeteria last week when the school's principal asked her to put on a jacket because her shirt violated school dress code policy. According to Summer, her shirt partially showed her shoulders and exposed part of her back.
Summer reportedly told her principal that she thought the shirt was "fine" to wear to school, but she complied with the principals request and put on a friend's jacket.
According to Summer, the principal was still not fine with her putting a jacket on over the top of her shirt and requested that she go and change it all together.
“I completely understand why a dress code is put into place but I feel like after I put on that jacket it should have been subdued,” Summer told NBC Charlotte.
Instead of accompanying her principal to change her clothes she called her mother instead. Summer has apparently had several issues with the principal and her mother has requested that she be called before taking disciplinary actions against her daughter.
Since the principal was unable to reach Summer's mother, she was reportedly allowed to go about her day until later during a school assembly, the principal came in with a security guard and let everyone leave except for her.
“[The security guard] was within five feet of me, he had his hand on his gun,” Summer said. “[The principal] said ‘I’m gonna give you an ultimatum. We have tried to call your mother. You either come with me to the control room to change your shirt or we will arrest you.”
Summer was not arrested, but was apparently given a 10-day suspension from the school and was banned from all senior activities including her own graduation ceremony. A letter was sent home to her parents saying that she was suspended for insubordination and according to Summer, the school is still considering whether or not to expell her.
“It’s just sad because I worked so hard for four years to walk across that stage,” she said. “We have drug dealers walking across that stage, we have sex offenders walking across that stage and then the 4.4 student who showed her shoulders can’t.”