HOUSTON, Texas (NBC News) — The mother of a Texas high school student claimed she could not register her daughter for class because of her outfit.
Joselyn Lewis wore a T-shirt dress of Marilyn Monroe and a headscarf to enroll her daughter at Houston’s Madison High School but said she was not allowed on the property.
Lewis said at first, she thought an administrator mistook her for a student and explained that she was a parent and registering her child.
“She went on to say that she still couldn’t let me on the premises because I was not in dress code and I still didn’t understand what that meant,” Lewis said. “She said that my headscarf was out of dress code and my dress was too short.”
Lewis said due to bullying, she un-enrolled her 15-year-old daughter from Lamar High School on Monday morning and intended to instead enroll her at Madison.
“When I went to Lamar, I had no problems, but when I got to Madison High School, they refused me access to the premises because of what I had on,” Lewis said. “I mean, I didn’t understand why my headscarf and my dress would conflict with me enrolling someone in school.”
NBC affiliate KPRC reached out to Houston Independent School District officials to hear the district’s side of the story, but hasn’t heard back.
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