How does this boy's haircut 'disrupt education'?


A sixth grade student has been told by his school his haircut is a problem.

According to CNN, Xavier Davies is a student at Cedar Bayou Junior High School in Texas and was told to fix his haircut or face being suspended.

Xavier has a normal haircut with two small lines cut into one side of his head.

"I was walking into class, and [the teacher] saw my hair and said, 'You can't have two lines in your hair. Go to the office,'" Xavier said.

His father, Matt, said his haircut hadn't been a problem in the past.

"He's had his hair cut like this for six months and now all of a sudden it's a problem?"

But in the meantime Xavier's mother has come up with a simple solution, using a permanent marker to colour the lines in.

"In order for him to get an education, we have to treat his hair like a coloring book, I guess," she said.

The school responded by saying "letters, symbols and designs beyond a single straight line which draw attention to an individual shall not be permitted".

"The administrator/supervisor reserves the right to determine if a hairstyle is disruptive to the educational process."