Honors Student Banned From School For Pink Hair

Brianna Moore’s parents let her dye her hair pink last week as a reward for good grades, but when she arrived at Shue-Medill Middle School near Newark, officials told her and her parents that the hair color is so disruptive that Brianna cannot return until her hair is back to its natural color.

Brianna went to school Thursday morning but was immediately turned away because a school official told her father that her hair violated the school’s policy. At a meeting Monday morning, school officials told Kevin Moore that Brianna would not be allowed into regular classes with pink hair. She could bleach her hair, wait for it to fade while in in-school suspension or go to another Christina middle school, he said he was told.

Kathleen MacRae, executive director of the ACLU of Delaware, said too many schools suspend or expel students over minor rule violations that aren’t related to disruptive behavior.

Read the coverage in the Wilmington News Journal.

View the Channel 10 News video coverage of the story, including an interview with ACLU-DE executive director, Kathleen MacRae.

Get more details in the article from USA Today.

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