'They could have been raped' Mums fuming as 200 short skirt girls sent home

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‘BROKE RULES’: Girls from Ebbsfleet Academy in controversial skirts

Kim O’Brien says her 15-year-old was among 200 turned away at the school gates on their first day back this week.

The secondary school warned parents before Christmas that girls must wear a navy A-line skirt no shorter than two inches above the knee.

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“What if they got run over, raped or attacked?”

Kim O’Brien

Kim, a community nurse at Ebbsfleet, Kent, said: “My daughter turned up to school on Tuesday in her old skirt which she’s never had a problem with and they wouldn’t let her in.”

The mum-of-three added: “I’m very angry. They should have let them in.

“What if they got run over, raped or attacked?

“It was bitterly cold and kids who couldn’t get home were left on the streets.”

A spokeswoman for Ebbsfleet Academy said: “A letter was sent at the end of last term to remind parents of the appropriate length.

“A few students did not comply with this and were then given a further opportunity to borrow a skirt or pair of trousers.”

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