- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California student’s yearbook quote protesting the dress code at her school is approaching 100,000 interactions online.

KGO-TV reports (https://abc7ne.ws/1FwfCgX) recent San Mateo High School graduate Chloe Cross posted her yearbook quote online apologizing to students who were so distracted by her midriff that they couldn’t pass their classes.

Hunger Games actress Amandla Steinberg posted it on Tumblr and it’s gotten about 93,000 likes or reblogs since.

Cross says she wanted her quote to show how ridiculous it is to blame how girls dress for their classmates’ shortcomings. She said the school’s enforcement of the policy varies widely by gender and body type.

San Mateo Union High School communications manager Sheri Costa-Batis released a statement saying all students are encouraged to express their views about policies that impact them.

This story was corrected to reflect that the quote has received nearly 100,000 interations online, not one million, and the source of the story was KGO-TV, not KABC-TV.

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Information from: KABC-TV, https://abclocal.go.com/kabc/

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