SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. – 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.”
News outlets report Soddy-Daisy High School athletic director and assistant principal Jared Hensley said in a statement Thursday morning 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 Thursday afternoon 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.