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Over the course of a month, Ms. Iacono appealed the decision to various other officials in the Johnston County School District, none of whom overturned Mr. Eaves’ decision.

After five dress-code violations and short-term suspensions, Ariana was given a long-term suspension Monday and referred to an alternative school, South Campus Community High School, nearly 14 miles away from her previous school.

“After causing Ariana to miss 19 of the first 28 days of her high school career, Defendants have now completely banned her from conventional school,” states a brief in support of the case. “Each day that goes by during this crucial period of her development constitutes an irreparable loss.”

The school referred calls from The Washington Times to the school district offices. Several attempts were made to contact the school district but, after a partial phone message was left on the first call, the phone was never subsequently picked up.