School girls banned from wearing short skirts as they distract male teachers and send them the wrong message

Students wearing short skirt (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A school in New Zealand, is being criticized after ordering girls to wear longer skirts because short ones distract boys and male teachers.

Forty female students of the Henderson high school in Auckland, were called into the principal's office and were told about the new rule.

Assistant principal Cherith Telford told the girls that their skirts will have to cover their knees in order to be allowed into class.

Telford told them that the move was designed to keep the girls safe and stop the guys from getting the wrong ideas as well as create a good working environment for male staff members.

These comments have caused outrage among many students and parents. A women’s rights activist slammed the comments, saying that the school is blaming girls for sexual assaults.

Most students did not have a problem with the new rule, but they object to the comments made by the assistant principal, saying that boys and male teachers need to control themselves and not blame short skirts.