Teen told she violated her high school’s dress code because she is ‘busty’ — seeking legal action.

Teen told she violated her high school's dress code because she is 'busty' — seeking legal action.

 

Student Kelsey Anderson was reportedly asked to leave class after her teacher accused her of breaking the school’s dress code.

 

The 17-year-old was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jeans at the time, and was reportedly told she was “busty” and “plus size.”

 

The teen’s mom, Melissa Barber, alleged that school officials defended the teacher during a meeting. Barber shared the experience in a now-viral Facebook post.

 

Now, Anderson and Barber are seeking legal action against the high school.

 

Student Kelsey Anderson from Joplin, Missouri, claims that she was body-shamed by her high school teacher, and is now taking legal action against the high school.

The 17-year-old was told to leave class after her teacher said she violated her school’s dress code by being “busty” and “plus[-]size,” according to Cosmopolitan.

On September 8, Anderson’s mom, Melissa Barber, shared her daughter’s experience in a Facebook post that shows her outfit on the day she was pulled out of class: a long-sleeve shirt, jeans, and ankle boots. The Facebook post since gone viral with over 23,000 likes at the time of this story.

“When my daughter asked why she was being sent to the office, this teacher told her ‘bustier women need to wear clothing that cover[s] their cleavage.’ Then followed it up by saying ‘Plus size women need to dress accordingly,” Barber wrote in the caption. “My daughter has just been called ‘Busty’ and ‘Plus-Size’ in front of the entire class.”

Now, Anderson and Barber are seeking legal action against Joplin High School.

“I was mortified by my teacher, of all people, saying something like this in front of my class,” Anderson said in a press release provided by the mom and daughter’s attorney to INSIDER. “When I was pulled into a meeting with the Principal, he told me that he had never heard of me being victimized before and he didn’t really believe what I said.”

According to the same press release, Anderson and Barber claim that the teacher said that “smaller busted women could get away with more than larger busted women.”

Many people have shared their support for the duo in the comments of Barber’s Facebook post.

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