Did the punishment fit the "crime"?
When high-school senior Erica DeRamus of Alabama arrived at her prom, she was told that her dress was too short and too revealing. (The school policy states that dresses cannot have cleavage falling below the breastbone or hems that end more than six inches above the knee.)
Erica didn't believe that her dress was inappropriate, though -- and neither did her mom.
"If I felt it was too much cleavage in this dress, I wouldn't have purchased this dress," her mother, Darrie DeRamus, told WXII. "It would have stayed in that store and I wouldn't have even gotten it off the Internet and paid for it."
Seventeen of Erica's classmates also violated the school's dress-code policy. They were each given the option of either being paddled (yes, paddled!) or suspended for three days. DeRamus was the only one who chose the three-day suspension; the rest opted for the paddle. (Ouch!)
Take a look at Erica's dress and see what you think. Do YOU think she should have been suspended?