Boys and girls spar over school's warm-weather dress code

Shorts like these are prohibited at a Canadian high school where the dress code has sparked debate.

Story highlights

  • Girls and boys posted complaints about classmates' skimpy clothes distracting them from studies
  • Debate occurred at a high school in Breton, Alberta

(CNN)As summer approaches, the weather in Breton, Alberta, is heating up. And so is a controversy about the summer dress code at the Canadian town's high school.

It all started last week when some Breton High School students posted a sign in the girls' bathroom.
    It said: "When you interrupt a girl's school day to force her to change clothes, or send her home because her shorts are too short or her bra straps are visible, you are telling her that making sure boys have a 'distraction free' learning environment is more important than her education. Instead of shaming girls for their bodies teach boys that girls are not sexual objects!!!"
    Not to be outdone, some of the school's boys found out about the sign and posted their own in response.