SMH: 5th-Grade Girl Kicked Out Of Class Because Her Hair Was “Too Wild”

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For the Children, News, SMH

girl kicked of class for hair being distracting

Wow. SMH at them putting her in the “Special” class because of her hair!

School administrators in Edenton say 10 year old Jakyra Kearse’s red and blue mohawk was too distracting to other students. On Wednesday, the 10 year old arrived to school sporting the new hairdo. That morning she was taken out of her regular 5th grade class and put in a smaller room so that other students could focus.

“I went into the small group room and that’s for bad people because I was a distraction to everybody,” said Kearse. “There was a lot of laughter as I understand it at the time, numerous distractions of what was going on,” said Allan Smith superintendent of Edenton-Chowan Schools. Her mother, Ruby, is a former hairdresser who gave her daughter the look. She says her daughter has worn dyed hair before without any problems.

5th grader said she was inspired to get the look by pop star Willow Smith. “Sometimes I be thinking of Willow Smith and her video and I wanna be like that sometimes” Ms. Kearse told 13News Thursday morning that her daughter is back in her regular classroom today with the same hairstyle. She said that school officials said that students just need time to adjust.

She said she doesn’t understand why the school didn’t just do that in the first place and she’s frustrated at what happened Wednesday. Kearse is not facing any disciplinary action. She has been allowed back into her regular classroom. School officials say other students are adjusting from their initial reaction and the hair is becoming less of a distraction.

All she was trying to do was be like little Willow Smith…whatever happened to schools embracing creativity??





    • Royal Chocolate

      Well said Tanisha.



    • shake em

      there’s nothing mature about the look at all, it’s just ghetto and ugly. She looks like a peacock. Its a juvenile hairstyle if you ask me. I don’t see grown (professional)people walking around with that mess.
      Its like her mom purposely set up her daughter. It is a public school at the same time that mess is distracting so i don’t know how i feel. if i were part of the school administration i would be adding new rules to the book as soon as i saw that.

    • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!

      What the hell happened to ribbons and hair barrettes? I guess it would’ve been too much like right to do her hair in a way that would be conducive to a 10 year old.


      Plus–that shyt is wack for an adult female..much less a ten year old.

      One more thing—If I would’ve had to guess her age (from that pic) I would’ve guessed her to be at least 15.

  • Jeri

    WTH was this little 10 YEAR OLD girl doing with this mess of a hair do anyway?? Parents need to explain to their kids that celebrities like Willow Smith do it for entertainment; there’s nothing wrong with expressing your creativity, but tone it the f*ck down!

    • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

      There is a reason it said the mother was a FORMER hairdresser!

    • YO MOMMA

      Her parents need to be smacked!as long as this policy is for whitees ,blacks and the like then i have no issue with the school board kickin her lil azz out..smh

  • purple love

    1st of all she looks a mess(n I blame willow smith personally lol) 2nd I don’t really see a problem because this white girl got sent home from my school for having a green mow hawk the sht is a distraction

  • BeautyIsHerName

    What is a 10 year old doing wearing red and blue weave?? This must be a southern thing because kids on the east coast would NEVER come outside like that.!!!

    • geographylesson

      Hi kd….I seeee uuuuuuu…lol!

    • geographylesson

      Edenton is in North Carolina, which IS on the East Coast.

  • Essence

    ^^^No this is not just a southern thing. I’ve been little hoodrats in training from NY wear their hair like this all the time.

  • It's A Shame

    She’s too young to have all of the weave and color crap in her hair anyway.

  • http://Hotmail Islandbaby

    All that getto mess on her head. Too much for a 5-grader.

  • Legion

    Whatever happened to parents embracing common sense…and there is absolutely nothing mature about that look. Willow Smith gets paid to look like an idiot.

    • just me_sunflower


    • P

      HA HA Funny!

  • Tia

    These ghetto Black folks really think its appropriate to send a 5th grader to school with multicolored weave in her hair. School is a place for learning. I hope her grades are high.

    • toosexy

      no…that parent…i’m black and I don’t agree with that…

  • Miss Perfection ..Allergic to Coons & Mudbutts Miss Pefection .. Allergic to Coons &Mudbutts

    What mother would let there child go out looking like that ! her mother should be arrested just awful & tacky!

  • mimi

    She is too young for that foolishness and her parents should be slapped for allowing it.

  • tommykimon

    That hair style is distracting and she is way too young for such a mature hairstyle

  • Yes Ma'am

    My 16 year old asked for a mo hawk, I said hell no and told her when she’s grown and out of my house go for what she knows but no foolishness is going to happen here.

  • Matix B

    Maybe thsi is ok for crazy hair day or whatever but not cool for everyday school. I wonder what her mom’s hair looks like?

  • Boondock Saint

    Applauding the school. They shoulda suspended her for that. A 10-year old has no bidness wearing her hair like that, period, let alone while in school. I can see once they reach 16-17-18 years old, but 10 is wayyyy too damn young for that ghetto foolashness.

    • Boondock Saint

      And what the blankety-blank is her mom thinking? Yes, I said MOM, and I have a 70% chance of being right. First, she named this kid Jakyra, then has this child’s hair “did” in ghetto fashion.

      Somebody’s setting this kid up for failure.

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