7 Year Old Threatened With Suspension Over Military Style Haircut
A 7 year old boy from Tennessee decided to sport a military-style hair cut like his older step brother who is in the military. Apparently that didn’t go over so well with his school.
The principal of the middle school felt that the haircut was against school policy, which prevents students from sporting “mohawk haircuts or other extreme cuts.”
Even though Adam was scolded by the principal, his mother sent him to school with the same haircut the next day to prove a point. The principal emailed the mother asking to meet her in person.
The principal told Stinnett to give her son a new haircut before sending him back to school. Stinnett said that she was forced to shave his head because the previous high and tight style did not leave many options.
After Stinnett contacted the local newspaper about the incident, multiple local affiliates picked up on the story. Articles concerning the event gained a lot of attention on Facebook and garnered so many comments for the school district’s Facebook page that officials were forced to take the page down.
Bobby Cox, the director of schools for the district, said they were “not necessarily threatening,” but that they were adding to the stressful situation. The Warren County Board of Education released a statement on Wednesday that said, “Neither Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary, nor any school in Warren County School District, prohibits military haircuts.”
According to the school district, each school makes their own rules about hair cuts. Is there really a need to force children not to have the hair style they want? Bizarre.