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Boy wears dress and heels to school, gets suspended

Sam Saurs, 15, was doing it as a challenge after telling his mother that wearing high heels wouldn't be that tough.
Image: Sam Saurs in dress and heels.
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A 15-year-old boy has been suspended from school after wearing high heels and a dress to school as a part of a challenge laid down by his mother.

Sam Saurs, a ninth grader at Sedgwick Junior High School in Port Orchard, said he told his mother that wearing high heels wouldn't be that hard. Saurs' mother challenged him to try it and he accepted. To take it even further, he decided to wear a dress, too.

After Saurs showed up at school Wednesday in the dress and heels, the school suspended him for the remainder of the year. That suspension was later reduced to three days. But Saurs won't be allowed to go to the ninth grade dance or the class party at Wild Waves.

The South Kitsap School District said the issue has been resolved and would not make any further comment about the incident.