- The Washington Times - Friday, May 29, 2015

A 17-year-old Florida student was reportedly removed from her position with her school’s National Honor Society chapter, after she wore a sundress that bared her shoulders while delivering her acceptance speech.

Cameron Boland, a junior at Fort Myers High School, broke the dress code when she wore a spaghetti-strap American Eagle dress on stage after being elected as historian for her school’s NHS chapter, the Daily Newsreported.

The Lee County School District said that after the vote, students were complaining to NHS advisers about the outfit, and that’s when advisers from each school made the decision to disqualify her, less than an hour after she delivered her victory speech, a local CBS affiliate reported.

“The lunacy of this is so, so crazy. It was not salacious. It’s a kid’s dress. Shoulders are a common sight in southwest Florida,” Cameron’s mother, Caroline Boland told the Daily News.

“She sent me a text saying she was ‘super excited’ because now she was historian for the whole county,” she told Yahoo Parenting. “Forty-one minutes later she sent another text saying, ‘I was disqualified because my shoulders were bared and that is a dress code violation.’”

Now Cameron and her mother are fighting the ruling. Ms. Boland went before the school board Tuesday, saying her daughter should be reinstated and issued an apology, the Daily News reported.

The district told CBS that it’s up to the NHS advisers, who are teachers, and the principal of Ida Baker High School, where the speech was delivered, to come up with a solution. It’s not clear if that will happen by the end of the school year, the station said.

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