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    Sorry, you can't come to school like THAT: Haircut that was 'too extreme' for the classroom

    He's been told he can't go back to class until he shaved his mop off or waited for the patterns to grow out.
    But Thomas's parents were left outraged by the decision and have made their feelings known to the school.
    Father Lee, 36, of Briardale, in Bedlington, said: 'We're both absolutely furious. We just cannot understand it, how on earth are a few squiggles on the side of his head 'too extreme?
    'He's had the exact same haircut since he was four and we have never had any problems before.
    'The school is now saying he can't go back to class unless we shave his whole head or wait for the patterns to grow out.
    'To me, 'too extreme' means lots of colours or something, not a few squiggles.
    'Thomas went to school as normal on Monday and, at 10am, we got a phone call to say we had to go and pick him up.
    'We were flabbergasted when they said they were sending him home because of his hair.
    'The head reckoned heís sent letters out to us warning us of Thomas's hair but we havenít seen any.
    'We asked to look at copies but they didn't have them. We don't know what we're going to do yet but I don't want to shave his hair off. Yet he's going to miss quite a bit of school if we wait for it to grow back.
    'We are definitely thinking about making a formal complaint. It's just ridiculous.'
    Mum-of-three Lindsay, 28, added: '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.'


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    I don't see the big deal there.
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    Well, for crying out loud......with deference to Standard Dave and friends, this is in England. Not very suprising given what is going on in that great country.


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    This is just me. Until my kid is 18 and out of my house he or she gets an ass kicking for a haircut like that. Anyone of them wants art they can put it on paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    This is just me. Until my kid is 18 and out of my house he or she gets an ass kicking for a haircut like that. Anyone of them wants art they can put it on paper.
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    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

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    Whether or not the school's decision is correct might be up for debate.

    The parents' grandstanding, however, is unarguably ridiculous and attention-whorish. They refuse to cut his hair? Even in "this cold weather"? So they'd rather their kid miss out on school and education, to argue their point? Shave the shit, make the kid go back and avoid a costly delay in education, and fight the case through the proper channels, IMO.

    Idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    Whether or not the school's decision is correct might be up for debate.

    The parents' grandstanding, however, is unarguably ridiculous and attention-whorish. They refuse to cut his hair? Even in "this cold weather"? So they'd rather their kid miss out on school and education, to argue their point? Shave the shit, make the kid go back and avoid a costly delay in education, and fight the case through the proper channels, IMO.

    Idiots.
    Exactly.
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