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Tottenville High School Students Plan To Protest Dress Code Crackdown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Students at a Staten Island high school where educators are cracking down on the dress code say they plan to protest this week and wear whatever they want.

As 1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck reported, some students have been disciplined over the dress code at Tottenville High School during the first two weeks of the academic year. Hats, halter tops, sunglasses and hooded sweatshirts are among the items no longer being allowed.

Students said teachers are all around the campus looking them up and down to see what they're wearing.

Tottenville High School Students Plan To Protest Dress Code Crackdown

"It makes this school feel like elementary school," said one student who was told to remove his hoodie on a chilly morning last week.

While there are parents who are objecting to the crackdown, there are many who agree with the school's policy. One mother said some girls at the school have dressed too provocatively.

"I was at a football game the other night here, and I thought I was at a strip club," the woman said.

The principal is trying to urge students to learn the proper way to dress to succeed in life, Schuck reported.

In a statement to 1010 WINS on Sunday, Superintendent Aimee Horowitz said "Some schools have uniform requirements governing student dress. In schools that don't, students have the right to determine their own dress, except where such dress creates a distraction, is dangerous or interferes with the learning and teaching process."

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