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Sunday, January 13, 2013

5-Year Old Boy Banned From School For Having Long Hair


A 5-year-old boy was turned away from Roberts Road Elementary School in Hockley, Texas. because school officials say his hair is too long. His mom, Ursula Martin, said that when she tried to enroll her son, she was told that her son's hair needed to be cut first. Apparently, the school’s dress code does not allow for a boy’s hair to go beyond a shirt collar. Martin contends that her son’s hair is a religious statement.

Martin commented, "I don’t understand. What does the length of his hair have to do with him being educated?"

The school district responded by releasing a statement that said: "The principal of each campus shall apply the grooming code and make all final decisions regarding what is acceptable and appropriate, considering the age and activities of the students. Guidelines and administrative decisions regarding appropriate dress will reflect concern for health and safety of students and the influence of specific dress or grooming on the overall educational climate of the school."

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