Kicked out of school for long hair.........

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    You know.........even though the school has rules on the length of hair for boys (a rule I disagree with by the way), they should make exceptions for this young man......

    U.S. News - School suspends cancer-survivor boy for growing hair for Locks of Love

    Me personally? I hope the parents are able to sue the school over this bullshit behavior.
     
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    While his thoughts are commendable, the school has rules that predate his decision to grow his hair. He's 17. He'll graduate HS soon enough. If he just cannot wait, he should transfer to a school with more lenient rules. If he's enrolled in a charter school, he's there by choice, not by necessity.
     
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    Exactly. The school administrator may have been a prick about it, but you can't sue someone for being a prick.

    Also, as a school employee, I know for a fact that we only hear one side of the story. Locks of Love needs a min of 7 inches. It doesn't sound like this kid is even close. His desire to donate his hair could be complete BS.
     
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    Locks of love is a great charity. I had a boss who had beautiful black hair that grew preternaturally fast and was naturally curly. She'd grow it out until she had 18 inches to whack, then have it whacked, then do it again. She's been doing it for years.

    But if this is something he's committed to, perhaps he should attend a school that doesn't have this particular code.....I'm not much for suing schools when people have the right to move their kids.
     
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    Because he's a cancer survivior, I don't think so.

    And do you know how long it takes to grow hair? I've been growing mine out since a year after I retired, and its still only around 12 inches.

    That was 8 years ago.
     
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    Lol...some people grow it a lot faster. My boss cut hers about once a year, and that gave her the full 18 inches.

    Mine grows almost that fast.
     
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    I can get a good six inches annual growth, it's about waist length right now.
     
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    The kid won't have enough hair til he's well out of school.

    Given a choice to be EXPELLED, or to grow your hair for the next five years or so, seems like a no brainer to me. There is def more to this story. My hunch is that he was on thin ice to begin with. Even Principal Prick would want to keep a great kid when his rep is on the line.
     
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    Troo dat!
     
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    Yea there's always more to the story, but I don't think anyone should be expelled for that.
     

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