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‘Distracting’: Tasmanian Catholic schoolgirls forced to kneel and have skirts measured

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Marist Regional College in Burnie forced to apologise after complaints from parents over ‘outdated’ and ‘humiliating’ incident

A Tasmanian Catholic secondary school has been forced to issue an apology after a group of year 8 students were instructed to kneel down to have their skirts measured, because their dress length was “distracting” male teachers and students.

Marist Regional College, in the coastal town of Burnie, sent out a letter of apology on Monday afternoon after complaints from multiple parents, who called the incident “outdated” and “humiliating”, the Advocate reported.

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