HENDERSON — School officials in a Western Kentucky district have started enforcing an expanded dress code by asking some students to hide their tattoos or piercings.
The Gleaner of Henderson reports that some students in the Henderson County district were asked to wear bandages, long-sleeve shirts or gauze to hide tattoos or piercings. The dress code policy includes a requirement to hide visible tattoos as well as piercings in places other than the ears.
The newspaper reports that school officials also offered duct tape to help students cover up holes in tattered clothing, which is also forbidden under the dress code.
Henderson County High School Principal Kim Marshall told the newspaper that students out of compliance with the dress code were told to either go home and change or to hide the violation.