Parents of Oklahoma elementary students upset with school’s tardiness policy

MARIETTA, Okla. – Parents of students at an Oklahoma elementary school say they are upset about the school’s policy for tardiness.

Christon Fore says her two young children attend Marietta Elementary School, but her son has been punished after walking his little sister to her classroom.

“So the principal told him he couldn’t walk through the hallway to get to his class, so he had to walk outside to get to his class,” Fore told KXII.

If he didn’t make it to the door in time, Fore says he would be locked out of the school until the announcements were over.

Also, she says he has been forced to run laps at recess for being late.

School leaders declined an interview with KXII, but released the following statement:

“If parents/students come in after 8:00 am, when school starts, they have to buzz to enter the building. There have been no policy changes,” said Marietta Elementary Principal Dana McMillin.

McMillen says the doors lock at 8 a.m. for security reasons.