A mum is furious her daughter was taken out of class for breaking school uniform rules — by wearing false eyelashes.
Angela Jackson says a teacher reduced 14-year-old Chelsea Silk to tears after detaining her in the toilets until she took off the beauty accessories.
Ms Jackson, a kennel assistant at a dog rescue charity, fears her daughter is missing out on vital GCSE exam preparation work after being placed in isolation over the ban on false lashes, which is not mentioned in the school rules.
‘The lashes do not impede my child’s ability to read, write or learn,’ she said.
‘It is absolutely pathetic the school has chosen a path of sanction which leads to exclusion over a set of false eyelashes.’
She said most girls at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, in Wiltshire, wear the accessories ‘to enhance their natural attributes and boost their self-esteem’.
And she has vowed not to back down over ‘lashgate’.
‘Chelsea will keep going to school wearing the lashes,’ she said.
But her protest sparked a backlash on social media, with one user commenting: ‘Put your big girl pants on. It’s a school not a bloody nightclub.’
Another wrote: ‘School is not a fashion parade. People should follow rules.’
And a third posted: ‘I wouldn’t risk my child’s education over false eyelashes.’
Deputy head Mari Roberts said: ‘The school is aware the mother does not support us, but we have worked with her to de-escalate the situation. The majority of our parent body support us.’
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