The BBC is reporting that a mother has branded her son’s primary school “ridiculous” after it linked his hairstyle to drug-taking…
Picture from the BBC
Joe Head, 11, wore his hair in a short ponytail in tribute to Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovich.
But Pope Paul Catholic Primary in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, said in a letter the style was “unsuitable” and “associated with drug-taking”.
The school apologised for any upset caused and said would be happy to discuss the matter with Joe’s parents.
Mother Mandy Head said her son brought the letter home two days after he began wearing the ponytail.
In it, head teacher Helen Lines said she did not feel the style was suitable for school, and she was “given to believe [it] is associated with drug-taking”.
Mrs Head said at first she had thought the statement was “so ridiculous” she had found it funny.
“But afterwards I became upset that she could associate drug-taking and my son in the same letter and it became offensive,” she said…
Apologies for two hair stories in two days but these are somewhat bizarre comments from the head are they not? What do you reckon?
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