Tennessee Assistant Principal Placed On Leave After He Said 'Girls Ruin Everything' During Dress Code Announcement

Jared Hensley, assistant principal and athletic director at Soddy-Daisy High in Tennessee, has been placed on administrative leave after he said “girls ruin pretty much everything” in a video he made for the student body.

According to ABC News, the video was meant to announce a ban on athletic shorts — which he said he “had” to enforce, despite knowing that it would make boys unhappy. 

“And if you want to blame someone, blame the girls, because they pretty much ruin everything," Hensley said in the video. "They ruin the dress code, well — ask Adam. Look at Eve. That's really all you got to get to. You can go back to the beginning of time.”

He continued, “So, it'll be like that for the rest of your life; get used to it, keep your mouth shut, suck it up and follow the rules.”

The video was uploaded to YouTube but quickly taken down. The Chattanooga Times Free Press re-uploaded it, which resulted in backlash and accusations of misogyny from both the school’s community and the entire internet. 

Oh, and Cher.

Hamilton County Superintendent Bryan Johnson made the announcement that Hensley would be placed on leave on Wednesday.

“We have reviewed the video content,” Johnson said in a statement. “We find the comments about young women in this video inexcusable, as the sentiments expressed do not align with the values of Hamilton County Schools. The situation is under investigation, and this employee has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.”

Others — including female students at the school and even the senior class president — came to Hensley’s defense. 

There’s currently no word on if or when Hensley will return to his position at the school.