Teen Boy Suspended For Wearing Nail Polish

Teen Boy Suspended From School For Wearing Nail Polish

We all know that dress codes are enforced at schools across the country to keep students safe and focused on learning. However, it did come as a surprise that a Texas high school student was suspended for wearing nail polish to class.

Trevor Wilkinson, a senior at Clyde High School, was suspended for his painted fingernails simply because of his gender.

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High School Boy Is Suspended For Wearing Nail Polish

The 17-year-old attended public school, post-Thanksgiving break, wearing black nail polish with flames. Turns out nail polish, according to the student handbook, is against the rules for boys.

“Thank you everyone for your support. I cannot express that enough and I could not have gotten this far without you guys,” Tyler wrote on Instagram. “I know a lot of you have called and emailed my school board – flooding their voicemails and inboxes. Thank you for standing alongside me to create change so that students like me can express ourselves in authentic ways in school and focus on our studies.”

“Please continue to call and email but for those of you who want to challenge dangerous gender stereotypes you can join me in painting your nails and rocking them all over Texas and the country,” he added.

Trevor was given the option to remove his nail polish, but he refused because he found the entire thing unfair.

Thankfully, thousands of supporters have come to Trevor’s defense and are demanding that the school update their outdated guidelines.

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