Boy’s Military-Style Haircut Banned at School – Forced to Shave Head… Update: Maybe Not?
A Tennessee boy was forced to shave his military style haircut.
It was against school rules.
Adam Stinnett wanted to look like his active-duty stepbrother.
USA Today reported:
A young boy’s high and tight haircut meant to honor his soldier-stepbrother earned him the threat of suspension from an elementary school named for a Medal of Honor recipient, and the fallout from the incident has led a Tennessee school district to increase security measures.
Adam Stinnett went to Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, about a 90-minute drive southeast from Nashville, on March 9 sporting the new hairdo. His mother, Amy Stinnett, said he’d requested the high and tight to be more like Spc. Justin Bloodworth, his active-duty stepbrother.
Adam was written up by the principal, who thought the haircut was against school policy banning “mohawk haircuts or other extreme cuts.”
Amy Stinnett disagreed. Adam went back Tuesday with the same haircut.
After his mother received an email from the principal and stopped by for a face-to-face chat, it was made clear that Adam’s hairstyle would have to change before he returned to school.
With so much hair already gone, his mother had few options.
“I did shave his head,” Stinnett said Thursday. “With no hair, he looks sick all the time.”
The incident upset Adam, who wants to follow Bloodworth’s path into military service, his mother said.
UPDATE: The story may not be accurate.
I received this today from two different conservative readers.
Both statements. A Mohawk was against school rules, not a military haircut. And he wasn’t “forced” to shave his military cut. He was told because he had a Mohawk, he had to stay home until he made the cut acceptable.
We’ve been pals but please fact check articles before posting. I know the sis of the principal and the mother had his Mohawk cut way down and then went to the press. I’ve been told at least 16 teachers observed this.
The boy is going to be real disappointed when Chaffetz has to withdraw his invite.