A Pennsylvanian high school came under fire this week for language used in a graduation dress code letter. In the issued set of guidelines, Biglerville High School school officials advised female students “keep ‘the girls’ covered” and then nosedived into questionable territory. “Sausage rolls” are not welcome on the Biglerville graduation stage, y’all. The letter’s language was revealed in a Facebook post by senior Briana Burtop, 18:
“Keeping it classy Biglerville High School.
‘We don’t want to see your sausage rolls.’
‘You can’t put 10 pounds of mud in a 5 pound sack’
I didn’t know it was okay to insult your female students. Weight shouldn’t be used for comedic relief.
Burton was outraged, as were many of her friends. Understandable. Gentlemen were told to pull up their pants, which makes sense. The ladies were called out in a more detailed manner, which brought unnecessary attention to body type.
Biglerville’s Upper Adams School District addressed the controversy in a press release and acknowledged the “unfortunate word choices” of the letter. The district’s official excuse: “The document was drafted years ago, and the author of the original document has since retired.”