A Texas mom claimed a instructor lower her son’s hair with out her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of college protocol.
Lane Kiesling, 16, advised KXAS-TV he was advised his bangs had been getting lengthy and had been towards Hico Excessive Faculty’s costume code.
“It was properly under my eyebrows however it was on high of my glasses so it by no means received in my eyes. It simply received shut,” Kiesling mentioned.
Kiesling’s mom, Amy Martin, advised KXAS-TV that cash was tight and she or he didn’t have a automobile in the mean time.
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“Cash’s actually tight proper now. We simply moved and there is quite a lot of bills and a haircut’s simply not even on my radar proper now,” she mentioned.
Kiesling advised the station the principal of the varsity, Shelli Stegall, advised him a instructor who had a cosmetology license would lower his hair after class. Nonetheless, mentioned he was taken out of sophistication and the instructor lower his hair.
“It seemed like if I had been to take the kitchen scissors and simply pull it out and bluntly time and again lower, as a result of you already know it was simply very uneven like Jim Carrey on ‘Dumb and Dumber’ however rounder and a bit of bit shorter. That is precisely what it seemed like,” Martin mentioned.
Martin mentioned she referred to as the principal concerning the haircut, who apologized and mentioned she would pay to get it fastened.
Nonetheless, Martin wrote on Fb that her son got here residence upset after the principal “simply advised him the way it was his fault and belittled him the entire time.”
The mom mentioned the principal took him to get it fastened at an area barber.
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mentioned he was upset and his classmates teased him.
The varsity district’s handbook states, “If the principal determines scholar’s grooming or clothes violates the varsity’s costume code, the scholar can be given a chance to appropriate the issue in school. If not corrected, the scholar could also be assigned to in-school suspension for the rest of the day.”
Martin mentioned Hico Police Chief Ronnie Ashmore paid a go to to her residence Thursday and she or he gave him a press release.
“He was very apologetic,” Martin advised the Stephenville Empire-Tribune of Ashmore. “He had no thought about this case and couldn’t imagine I had referred to as the division 3 times earlier than anybody responded. I gave him a press release and we’ll see what occurs.”
The district launched a press release saying, “As a part of our dedication to supply a protected and safe studying atmosphere, Hico ISD has a scholar code of conduct and scholar handbook that’s complete. Scholar expectations are shared at first of each college 12 months. We additionally ask dad and mom to log off on our procedures that are based mostly on group values. We encourage dad and mom to be concerned in decision-making processes, share how they really feel about district operations and to share any issues with their kid’s principal. In the end, our precedence is to teach and help the well-being of each scholar in Hico ISD.”