FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — A junior high school student was told to change out of a shirt that proclaimed “Virginity Rocks” because the shirt broke school dress code, according to a report on 5newsonline.
“I just really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Arkansas 8th grader Chloe Rubiano said. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of it.”
Rubiano said she had worn the shirt, without incident, at previous schools. However, staff at her current school feared the shirt would disrupt the classroom and “open up too many doors for conversations.”
“This is part of sex [education] to me,” Chloe’s mother Bambi Crozier said. “Virginity is where you need to be.” Crozier said she found the shirt to be bold, but appropriate.
“It represents what she believes,” she said. “I’m very thankful that Chloe has this belief.”
Despite her disagreement over the school’s decision, Crozier said her daughter would not wear the shirt to school again.
“She needs to respect the wishes that the leadership has. And, she will. She’s a good kid,” Crozier said.
A spokesman for the Fayetteville School District said students were not allowed to wear clothing that creates disruption in the classroom.