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Date: 02/07/11 01:24 PM

73 Responses to 10-Year-Old Boy Suspended For His Haircut

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    cheeseispunk Female 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Link: 10-Year-Old Boy Suspended For His Haircut - 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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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    `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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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Looks like a little thug.
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    newbzoorz Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    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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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    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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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    it took the school district 6 yrs. to say something?!
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    its actually kinda cool...
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Parents must be chavs. Probably scum. F*ck them. Don`t give your kid a chav-cut.
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    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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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    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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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    that is offensive to hairs
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    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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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    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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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    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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    valmont667 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    His parents should suspend him too
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    `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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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    Too extreme, or too AWESOME?
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    kw112 Female 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    its a ridiculous haircut, but ive seen much worse at school. like, distracting 1.5ft spikes.
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    mamabouffant Female 18-29
    84 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm
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    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    When extreme hair dos attack!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Totally ridiculous. The suspension, I mean.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    and what problem does that hair pose? ...
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    Jui37 Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    I actually kind of like the cut. That school is beyond stupid.
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    again... only in america
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    It must be true, coz I read it in the Daily Mail...
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    auntiemeg32 Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Darkhumour - That did not happen in America, it was in the UK.
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    EntrE Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    what`s even worse than the suspension is the comments under that article!
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    too extreme means when there is like, a lot of colors or sumthin. -_-
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Political correctness has no mercy...
    Or any common sense! Career beurocrats are about as intelligent as ants, eh?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Thats a cool haircut
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    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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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3600 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    that is an ugly friggin haircut anyways. but still, "too extreme" is just dumb.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    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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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    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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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
    531 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    Awesome hair dude
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    lilylilylily Female 13-17
    83 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    This is silly.
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    A lot of kids have a haircut like that!
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    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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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    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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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    FASCISTS! FASCIIIIISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  45. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    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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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    Conform, damn yew! Conforrrrmmm!!!!
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    But it`s ok when black kids do it.
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    SillyLily94 Female 13-17
    77 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    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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    DSDavis008 Male 13-17
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    February 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    @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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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    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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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    "only in america "


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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    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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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 12:46 am
    so that`s where the Americans get their stupidity, from England that make sense.
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    AaronianKen Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 2:08 am
    source was the daily mail, probably all lies, probably because of playstations.
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 3:43 am
    My school would have sent him home too, unfortunately.
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    flexus Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 5:11 am
    good old daily mail the voice of reason lol
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    liklepip Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 5:45 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 6:26 am
    It`s a tool in training.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    February 8, 2011 at 6:35 am
    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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    DGbME Male 40-49
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    February 8, 2011 at 6:49 am
    Parents like that are ruining the world today.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:01 am
    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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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:07 am
    The description of it as being "too extreme" made me chuckle for some reason.
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    daninicki Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:30 am
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 7:47 am
    Now he gets to brag to his friends that he was kicked out of school for being too XTREEEEEEEME!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 8:04 am
    Looks like the guys with team numbers in their hair.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2011 at 8:33 am
    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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    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    February 8, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Ok, stupid just got bigger.
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    ilurk Female 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 9:37 am
    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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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2011 at 10:40 am
    no, it is worthy of suspicion however
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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    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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    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    February 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 9, 2011 at 11:31 am
    i love mini chavs
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    February 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    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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