Mother Furious After Principal Colors In Her Son’s Haircut Because It Looked Gang Related
via CBS Houston
It’s not uncommon for school administrators to regulate behavior or grades, but what about a student’s a haircut? A Texas mother is raising concerns after finding out an assistant principal drew on her son’s scalp to fill in the lines of his haircut.
Monica Esquivel told KCBD that her son, Kobi, actually had the haircut in question for about five months prior to the incident. It was only last week that administrators told her son that his haircut was a “distraction” and proceeded to color in the lines. Kobi’s hairstyle features a shaved line on the side of his head.
Coronado Middle School administrators reportedly told Kobi that his haircut could be interpreted as gang-related. Esquivel is not only concerned over the gang comments, but also that the school failed to notify her that the incident occurred.
“My son is not in a gang, he’s not trying to be in a gang. He dresses in khakis, a shirt, not in loose pants or anything, just real nice and casual. He isn’t representing a gang or anything,” Esquivel told KCBD.
Plainview ISD’s Executive Director for Administrative Services, Greg Brown, declined to comment due to confidentiality but explained that the dress code “prohibits designs shaved into the scalp and this includes lines.” KCBD obtained a copy of the student handbook, which reportedly says no designs are permitted but also states it’s not an all-inclusive list.