CHICAGO (CBS) — Parents at one of the highest ranked elementary schools in the state are upset that their principal shamed some students over the length of their shorts.
WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports, at Decatur Classical School’s local school council meeting on Monday, parents of seven female students who were singled out at an assembly on the last day of class sounded off on the administration.READ MORE: Over 15,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The parents said principal Susan Josephine Kukielka told several girls they were “not girls of distinction because their shorts are too short.”READ MORE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Bidders For Chicago Casino To Submit Formal Plans By August 23
Some parents said their daughters cried after being singled out. One mother addressed the LSC wearing short shorts herself.MORE NEWS: Cook County Health Offers Walk-In COVID Vaccines At Tinley Park, Matteson Mass Vaccination Sites Through Saturday
Kukielka apologized to parents at the North Side selective-enrollment elementary school, after some of them called for her resignation, saying the incident symbolized a trend of using public humiliation as discipline.