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.

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The parents said principal Susan Josephine Kukielka told several girls they were “not girls of distinction because their shorts are too short.”

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Some parents said their daughters cried after being singled out. One mother addressed the LSC wearing short shorts herself.

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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.