Kaitlyn Juvik was called into the principals office because of an alleged dress code violation. The principal, Steve Thennis told Kaitlyn she needed to cover up because someone in the building was offended that she was not wearing a bra.
Kaitlyn told MTN News,"What I was confronted about was wrong...As long as nothing is showing and you're covered up, girls should not have to wear a bra." With this, the school responded with how they are not going to check to make sure students have undergarments and that their job is to enforce the outerwear according to policy.
Some students of Helena High School protested because what was enforced as the policy was neither law or the school's own policy at least according to the school handbook. The girls gathered during lunch to tell the school that they had no right to tell Kaitlyn to change because she did not break the rules. The group also created a Facebook page called "no bra no problem."
HELENA - A protest at Helena High School created a headache for school administrators on Friday.
It started when senior Kaitlyn Juvik was called into the office for an alleged dress code violation.
Principal Steve Thennis would not elaborate on what violation Juvick committed, but did say it wasn’t about her not wearing a bra. Thennis said it was because someone in the building was uncomfortable with the way Juvik was dressed, so she was asked to cover up or put a bra on.
Juvik admits she wasn’t wearing a bra.
“What I was confronted about was wrong ... As long as nothing is showing and you’re covered up, girls should not have to wear a bra,” Juvik told MTN News.
A Facebook page called “No Bra, No Problem"created by students took on a life of its own. Hundreds of students joined the page in support of Juvik. Principal Thennis says the page also caused a distraction for school administrators.
You can't see anything anyway, unless you're absolutely staring and TRYING to see something. Wearing a bra with that style of shirt may have made her breasts more obvious, so the "I was offended" nonsense is invalid. Everyone is talking about how we need to accept people and treat them the same as anyone else, but that is the true problem because someone is always going to need a form of accommodation.
We need stop focusing on how others wear clothes and focus on our selves. If that is what she feels comfortable in, then that is what she should wear. It's just a regular shirt and it looks fine to 99.9% of the world.
If the shirt was tight and see-through, then that would need addressing. Not because of the absence of a bra but because the shirt breaks the clothing policy. When will society grow up and stop worrying about simple things such as someone's shirt? Your right to be offended should not merit the taking of someone else's rights so you won't be offended.
Now if a man wore this shirt and used the women's bathroom, then that's a real problem.