Teenager wants different clothes

May 11, 2009 5:13:22 AM PDT
Fourteen-year-old Justin Wright of Yuma, Arizona, is taking on his middle school and apparently making a splash.

The Yuma Sun says he's gotten 250 kids behind his effort to get the school's dress code repealed. Currently, kids at Centennial Middle School must wear solid navy, red or white shirts and bottoms in khaki, navy or denim.

Wright argues that the policy violates students' free speech rights, and costs families more money to buy special clothing. The school district disputes that, and says research shows uniforms are less expensive than street clothes.

No word how many signatures Justin needs to tip things his way. There may not be that many students in the school.

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