What started as a challenge from his mother has resulted in a suspension from school for a 15 year old boy. Sam Saurs, a ninth grader at Sedgwick Junior High School in Port Orchard, Washington, has been suspended from school after wearing high heels and a dress to school as a part of a challenge from his mother.
Saurs said he told his mother that wearing high heels wouldn’t be that hard. She challenged him to try it and he accepted, taking it a step further by wearing a dress, as well.
Saurs showed up at school Wednesday in the dress and heels. During homeroom, Saurs was called into the dean’s office. The dean told him that he was distracting students and that he should go home for the day. Saurs told the dean he thought he was being sexist. The result was that the school suspended Saurs for the remainder of the year (although the suspension was later reduced to three days). Saurs also won’t be allowed to go to the ninth grade dance or the class party at Wild Waves.
According to sources, the school board tried to contact principal Jay Villars to drop the suspension, but he refused.