OKLAHOMA (CNN/KFOR) - Several students were sent home "crying and humiliated." Now parent are also raising concerns over how their daughters were treated. They've started a petition demanding that she step down, CNN affiliate KFOR reports.
"As I was greeting the children coming in I knew we had a major, major problem on our hands," Superintendent Ronda Bass said.
She says she is very protective of her students and after she saw what some of the girls were wearing she decided to sit them down at the end of the day.
"The first question I asked was how many of you in here believe that there are female students on the campus today that are dressed completely inappropriate. Most of their hands went up," said the superintendent.
But that is not what some of the students are saying.
Students at say that the superintendent started a school assembly by saying, "Have y'all ever seen any 'skanks' around this school…I don't want to see anyone's ass hanging out of their shorts."
She later completed another dress code check, singling out just the female students.
The superintendent says she was just asking the girls to stand up while she did a dress code check, even asking some of the girls to bend over.
"If you're not comfortable with bending over, we might have a problem."
Students claim their superintendent handled the situation inappropriately sending some of her friends home crying on the first week of school.
"A lot of girls actually felt humiliated. You could see it in their faces that they were."
Bass denies doing anything inappropriate.
"The message I wanted to send to them was I don't want them to be called those names. I want us to be known as the classy lady Bears."