A Tennessee high school official has apologized after he explained his ban on athletic shorts saying “blame the girls, because they pretty much ruin everything.” Soddy-Daisy High School athletic director and assistant principal Jared Hensley said in a statement that his comments were inappropriate and a “poor choice of words.”
He made the remarks on the dress code policy in a video broadcast to the student body last week.
Hamilton County Schools said in a statement that it completed its investigation into Hensley and he will be suspended for 10 days without pay. He will also have to complete a professional growth plan, which includes sensitivity and Title IX training.
The district also plans on working with students to improve the school’s culture.
Some students at the high school said his comments were taken out of context.