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High school girl gets dress coded for wearing a tank top in 80-degree weather

Schools continue to stir controversy when it comes to dress codes — a situation that’s heating up with the onset of summer, as it gets even more difficult for administrators to keep students both cool and dressed in away that’s deemed appropriate. Enter Samantha Sollitto, a 16-year-old New Yorker who got dressed for school one hot morning, not thinking twice about wearing a tank top and a pair of jean shorts that were within her high school’s dress code guidelines. But when she arrived at Susan E. Wagner High School, located in the city’s borough of Staten Island, she says she was unwelcome.