Lee’s Summit North students dress to support classmate

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Students at Lee's Summit North High School wore T-shirts that read "#ClothingHasNoGender" Monday when they returned from spring break.

The gesture was in support of Morgan Ball, the teenager who was told to change clothes after he showed up at school wearing women's clothes.

17 year-old Morgan Ball said he wore a beaded shrug, jewelry and a wide belt to  school on his birthday.

Ball said administrators told him that his clothing was too distracting and made him change.

The school's policy said it  doesn't allow clothes or appearance that administrators think disrupts the learning process.

Ball's mother, Cheri,  decided to challenge the policy following the incident that left her son in tears.

The school denied any punishment for dress code violation but has met with Ball's family.

To raise awareness Cheri said she started a hashtag that champions equality. #ClothingHasNoGender took off on Twitter and Facebook .

Her and classmates of Ball said they hope to teach others to be more considerate of the "LGBTQ" community.

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