New York boy sent home for wearing high heels

The student, an openly gay junior, wore the shoes on Thursday. Tyrese Maye said he also purposely urged several girls to wear their heels too -- just to see who was told not to wear them.

An administrator at the school says they asked him to take them off because it was partly a safety issue in case of a fire in the four story building.

About two dozen people turned out in front of the school to support the 17-year-old who has also gathered a few hundred signatures urging the school to allow heels for girls or boys.

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