September 11, 2013

Charles Oliver: Cheerleaders can’t meet dress code

* Pinellas County, Fla., school officials barred cheerleaders from wearing their uniforms to school. Wearing the uniforms to school on game days had long been a tradition at local schools. But a new dress code bars students from wearing shirts or tops with no sleeves and bans skirts that aren’t at least knee length, meaning the school-issued uniforms don’t comply with the dress code. After cheerleaders, parents and other students complained about the new rule, school officials reached a compromise, allowing cheerleaders to wear school sweatshirts over their tops and some old uniform skirts that meet the dress code during the school day. Apparently, the cheerleaders can still wear their regular “skimpy” uniforms at games.

* Carla Glover got a call from Pittsburgh, Pa., police asking her to come home because they'd broken one of her windows. She arrived to find glass all over her house and her door frame broken as well. Police had smashed in her door and windows looking for a murder suspect. Only after creating quite a bit of damage did they figure out their warrant was for the house next door.

* After Sam Grant, 8, damaged two cars with his BB gun, his parents paid to repair the damage. But the Catawba County, N.C., sheriff's office still charged the boy with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle. After local media picked up the story, the district attorney's office dropped those charges.

* Wilson Cisneros says his daughter was supposed to be dropped off near their Coral Springs, Fla., home by a school bus around 4:30 p.m. That didn’t happen. Instead, he got a call about two hours after that from the sixth-grader saying the bus had dropped her and other students off at the Broward Health Center North in Pompano Beach. School officials say they are trying to find out what happened.

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