I found this just plain old sad…
(Egypt) IN AN act of grotesque discipline, a primary school principal forced a female student who had flouted strictly-gendered uniform rules to remove her trousers in front of her schoolmates, compelling her to remain so exposed for the rest of the day, and confining the girl, bound hand-and-foot, to her office. She was later discovered unconscious there by her father when he came to pick her up.
For the young fifth-grader in question, the punishment proved highly traumatic and embarrassing, though she was not old enough to realize the full gravity of the disciplining measure.
Her parents have since stated they had no idea of the punishment for contravening the strict uniform regulations and the girl’s father has sued the school’s principal for causing his daughter severe psychological damage. He is demanding Ã‚Â£E100,000 in compensation. (Al Garima via Middle East Times)