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Brisbane high school threatens to suspend student for most bizarre reason.

The school threatened to suspend the student for wearing the wrong socks!

Kenmore State High School in Brisbane wants to punish one if its students after he failed to attend detention for breaching the uniform policy by wearing generic socks, The Courier Mail reported.

The student’s breach was wearing generic white socks instead of the school’s own branded socks.

The student’s mother, told reporters her son had worn the same type of generic white socks all year but it wasn’t until recently was sent a breach notice.

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According to Kenmore State High School policy, parents of a student found in breach of uniform policy are sent a letter and the student is given lunch time detention for every day of breach.

If they fail to attend lunch time detention twice, as this student did, then they are given an after school detention and if they miss that then they risk suspension.

Sara was informed that if her son failed to attend his next detention on Friday then he would be suspended.

‘I have no issue with kids wearing school uniforms just the schools need to make up their minds and stick to their own policies and communicate that more effectively with parents,’ the mum said.

The mum claims her husband attended a recent P&C meeting where the quality of the socks were being taken into consideration and they were informed students wouldn’t receive detention if the did not have them.

Do you think this is being a bit too strict about uniform? Share your comments below

  • I never understood when I went to school the need for them to be so strict with uniform. Who cares what colour socks they are wearing or if they have the slightest bit of white stitching on their black shoes. Schools need to focus more on teaching and less on what our kids are wearing!

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  • Wow, what a silly rule. Im all for uniforms, but specific type of white socks?? That seems like a joke to me

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  • This is ridiculous. Its a pair of white socks. I really don’t understand why this constitutes a suspension. I think teaching and enforcing rules at a young age is great. However, when the rules being enforced are completely arbitrary, all it does is cause children to rebel against authority.

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  • Ridiculous! The rest of the uniform maybe, but socks! And why all of a sudden?

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  • A uniform is there for a reason but if this teenager has been wearing the same socks all year why now has this come up. Not to be rude but some prices for school uniforms are ridiculous – they’re probably asking at least $20 for one pair – if you’re like my kids you like to change your socks daily and that would be a minimum of $40 for socks alone (without taking in to consideration the wear and tear fro having to wash them every 2nd day).

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  • Why the sudden change, if hed worn the same socks all year, why the problem now?? I understand uniforms are there for a reason, but if you want the rules to be set then they should be from day 1

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  • I know some private schools are very strict on uniforms, but suspension over socks seems OTT.

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  • Uniform is supposed to be uniform! But if the whole year the kid was allowed then what happened all of a sudden..

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