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These boys couldn't wear shorts on the hottest day of the year, so they wore skirts

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It's not just hot in the U.S. this time of year.  On the hottest day of the year, nine students at Longhill High School in Rottingdean, U.K., wore shorts instead of their uniform's pants. They got in trouble.

So four of them showed up two days later in skirts, the BBC reports.

Technically, they weren't breaking any uniform rules. Head teacher Kate Williams said they could wear any part of the school uniform - the skirts were part of girls' uniforms.  

The temperature hit 84 degrees Fahrenheit for Rottingdean on Tuesday, according to Weather Underground.

I have high standards regarding uniform, and today, in the warm weather conditions, these high standards have been challenged...
Kate Williams, head teacher

The following Friday, 10 more boys wore skirts in protest.

The school's semester has since ended. 

Here's how the outfit looked.

What do you think of the boys' protest?

What do you think of the boys' protests?

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