10-Year-Old Boy Suspended For His Haircut

Submitted by: cheeseispunk 6 years ago in
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354028/Parents-anger-schools-decision-send-boy-home-haircut-extreme.html

The thing is, this kid has had this haircut for 6 years. Sure it"s ridiculous looking, but it is worthy of a suspension?
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Male 5,620
I work in a school. I tend to think that some freedom should be allowed with hairstyle, clothing. etc. However, I think anything that is done in direct defiance of rules, or is a distraction to the class should not be tolerated.

I would be out of a job if the school could enforce structure all the time though.
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Female 3,001
i love mini chavs
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Male 533
THAT KID IS SO dratING EXTREME!!!


EEXXXXTRREEEEMMMEMEEEEE!!!!!
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Male 1,051
If he wanted it fine, but if he didn`t he should be suspended for letting his parents do this to him.
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Male 1,596
no, it is worthy of suspicion however
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Female 220
The hair cut does not seem crazy to me. Maybe because growing up every boy at my school had something shaved in their head. My school was a little different :/
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Male 240
Ok, stupid just got bigger.
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Male 749
In my school, you can have your hair as long as you want but buys can`t have their hair shorter than a number 3. :|
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Male 6,694
Looks like the guys with team numbers in their hair.
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Female 2,525
Now he gets to brag to his friends that he was kicked out of school for being too XTREEEEEEEME!
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Female 185
It`s just hair. I was almost suspended in high school once for dying my hair pink because it was "unnatural". (It was actually supposed to be a bright red color, but didn`t turn out well.) But I made a convincing argument that if I couldn`t have "unnatural" hair, then every black girl with extensions or color worked into their hair had to be suspended too. They weren`t willing to do that and I wasn`t suspended. It`s JUST HAIR!!!
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Male 1,678
The description of it as being "too extreme" made me chuckle for some reason.
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Male 3,369
Not only am I saddened that the school would be so ridiculous, I`m even more so by people who actually support the decision, or blame the parents. It`s a haircut. Get over it.
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Male 451
Parents like that are ruining the world today.
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Male 2,862
Hmm, he`s had the same haircut since he was 4. Looks like the haircut was his parents choice not his anyway. Nice parenting there.
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Male 14,331
It`s a tool in training.
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Female 136
He would of been told as soon as he got to secondary school to remove it anyway, whats the big whoop?
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Male 50
good old daily mail the voice of reason lol
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Female 196
My school would have sent him home too, unfortunately.
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Male 101
source was the daily mail, probably all lies, probably because of playstations.
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Male 3,076
so that`s where the Americans get their stupidity, from England that make sense.
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Male 2,402
It`s not he had a curse word carved in his head, Freak it looks better than the emo hairdo. Freak I wonder what the school would do if he was in an Arts Magnet school.
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Male 2,868
"only in america [sic]"

FAIL:

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Male 2,988
its not too extreme, i mean he doesn`t even have Mountain Dew poured in his hair. now that would be EXTREME!

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Male 68
@NotTHATbored Teachers should show that they deserve respect and that they respect you before you should respect them. If what they tell you to do doesn`t make sense civil disobedience is the correct response
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Female 77
Ok sure, the haircut looks stupid. But keeping him out of school is ridiculous. I live in a conservative small town in Iowa, and there are some kids with haircuts like that. No one has ever had a problem with it.
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Male 626
But it`s ok when black kids do it.
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Male 2,591
Conform, damn yew! Conforrrrmmm!!!!
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Female 536
I agree with Bremir 100% :)
School is for learning, and in general, how you have your hair styled or having piercings or tattoos etc...doesn`t really affect your ability to learn. But the school making a big deal out of nothing DOES affect students ability to learn. If it`s too "distracting" to the other students or the teachers, then maybe schools should just say that all kids have to shave their heads and wear matching uniforms. Make it all or nothing, but this nit-picking business has got to go. The way they are doing things now is causing too much distraction from the real job of the school and it`s too frustrating for parents and kids.
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Male 1,931
FASCISTS! FASCIIIIISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 392
As far as I`m concerned you go to school to learn, teachers go to school to teach. How you have your hair is none of their concern. They should not dictate how you should and shouldn`t dress/have your hair or do to your body.

So long as you are willing to learn, and what you choose to do with your body does not hurt anyone else I don`t see what the problem is.

The fact is our lives are OUR lives, not the teachers lives. Outside of school they can`t tell us what we can and can`t do, and in school they should try to uphold the rules of that school but how you have your hair cut, something you do in your own time outside of school, is nothing to do with them.

He`s allowed back if they agree he grows his hair? Bugger off.
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Female 1,101
This is why children don`t respect their schools or teachers, because they make huge deals over stupid stuff like a hair cut. Then when you actually do have something important to say they won`t listen.
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Female 255
A lot of kids have a haircut like that!
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Female 83
This is silly.
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Male 531
Awesome hair dude
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Male 271
i would feel the same way. to not be able to express ones self is a huge step in the wrong direction.
was he disrupting class? no
was he about to shoot something BECAUSE HE`S EXTREME!!!!!!? no
was he talking like some ghetto ass punk? maybe idk
but the kids haircut looks pretty cool if i were the parents i would say up yours school, sue the school and put him in a different school that will appreciate a small amount of self expression

and f uck you euro bitch im gonna kick your kid out of school for talking with a different accent i hope your kid eventually applies for dual citizenship in america
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Female 1,589
I used to dye parts of my hair with Kool Aid when I was this age, and no one had a problem with it. My hair was white-blond too, so the colour really stood out.
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Female 3,598
that is an ugly friggin haircut anyways. but still, "too extreme" is just dumb.
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Male 3,147
omg there are rules for kids at school? And consequences for not sticking to them?

Jeez...whatever is the world coming to?

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Male 25,417
Thats a cool haircut
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Male 40,416
Political correctness has no mercy...
Or any common sense! Career beurocrats are about as intelligent as ants, eh?
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Male 533
too extreme means when there is like, a lot of colors or sumthin. -_-
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Male 535
what`s even worse than the suspension is the comments under that article!
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Female 20
Darkhumour - That did not happen in America, it was in the UK.
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Female 857
It must be true, coz I read it in the Daily Mail...
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Male 257
again... only in america
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Female 463
I actually kind of like the cut. That school is beyond stupid.
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Male 2,516
and what problem does that hair pose? ...
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Male 2,868
Totally ridiculous. The suspension, I mean.
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Female 737
When extreme hair dos attack!
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Female 84
Chav!
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Male 7,817
its a ridiculous haircut, but ive seen much worse at school. like, distracting 1.5ft spikes.
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Female 243
wow. so much for freedom. its not like this kid has vulgar words written on his head. its just a pattern. they need to give a GOOD reason to call it "extreme".
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Male 5,194
Too extreme, or too AWESOME?
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Male 2,419
`The patterns shaved in his head are really very short and there is no way we could shave the whole of his head that length, particularly not in this cold weather.`

80% of his hair is already that length, reasoning fail
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Male 15,510
His parents should suspend him too
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Male 2,796
So, the parents care more for the kids` hair than his schooling?

Fire the parents, take the little brat to a foster home and burn down the school. That will fix all the bad decision making skills everyone involved seems to have.
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Male 3
He`s a 10-Year-Old boy who likes his hair cut and The Man tells him he`s gotta conform to the short back and sides style of the 1940`s. What kind of teacher crushers the heart and creative mind of a child. This is why I hate school.
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Male 153
Who cares what the guys haircut is? Like really? It`s a haircut, get out of other peoples business and let the parents dress the kids how they want.
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Male 3,058
Really?

I think the kids hairstyle is absolutely ridiculous, but how much of a distraction can it be if he`s been walking around like this for years?

If the boy`s guardians are okay with him walking around with a head that looks like Mandelbrot`s nightmare, then so be it.

It`s not like he has racial epithets shaved into his hair or anything that might REALLY be offensive or distracting.
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Male 39,619
Every adult was stupid in this story.

School adults stupid for letting it go on so long and then suddenly having a problem with it.

Parents were stupid to let the kid do this AND then to defend it.

Lesson the kid did not get is that sometimes life sucks. sometimes there are people with authority you have to obay even if you don`t like it. Not all conformity is good, but some is.

I hope the parents enjoy supporting this kid because I suspect, with what they teach him, they will have to for the rest of his life.
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Male 1,378
that is offensive to hairs
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Male 1,226
I know a few people with patterns like that. I kinda understand where the school is coming from, but there`s no value in their argument.
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Male 1,587
duuuude... best line ever- "yeah, I got suspended for being to <em>extreme</em>. great pick up line... I`d keep the suspension form
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Male 1,929
Parents must be chavs. Probably scum. F*ck them. Don`t give your kid a chav-cut.
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Male 757
its actually kinda cool...
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Female 2,509
it took the school district 6 yrs. to say something?!
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Female 1,435
i would suspend him too. he looks like a douchbag. the school might not want to get a bad rep for accepting douchbag kids.
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Male 217
That teacher is an idiot. "Change your hairstyle which you`ve had for 6 years or you aren`t allowed in class!" Seriously? How are squiggles on someone`s head going to affect anyone`s education? If there`s anything too extreme here, it`s the teacher.
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Male 2,441
Looks like a little thug.
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Female 2,027
LOL

`We were flabbergasted when they said they were sending him home because of his hair.`

sorry flabbergasted? i`ve never heard this before!
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Male 2,049
LOL!
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Female 380
Link: 10-Year-Old Boy Suspended For His Haircut [Rate Link] - The thing is, this kid has had this haircut for 6 years. Sure it`s ridiculous looking, but it is worthy of a suspension?
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