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Tasmanian Catholic school teacher claims girls’ skirts ‘distracting’ male teachers and students

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Marist Regional College forced to apologise after year 8 girls taken from class to have skirt lengths measured

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sent out a letter of apology on Monday afternoon after complaints from multiple parents, who called the incident “outdated” and “humiliating”, the Advocate reported.

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