Mom says 7-year-old son’s haircut nearly got him suspended from school
Keisha Rembert’s 7-year-old son Rashaad Hunter is an honor roll student and doesn’t get into trouble.
Earlier this year, however, Hunter called Rembert crying because he said he was about to be suspended for his haircut.
“He was like upset and he said I had to come get him out of school because he was being suspended,” Rembert told WBRC-TV. “He was pulled out of class, saying that he had a design in his head but it really wasn’t a design, it was a part.”
Rembert told her son not to be discouraged and to keep working hard.
“I told him, ‘Don’t hold your head down…continue to make these A’s and B’s because that part is nothing.'”
That ‘part’ was something to Bessemer City Schools Superintendent Dr. Fred Primm.
Primm told WBRC reporter Ronda Robinson it’s hard to determine acceptable hairstyles and that these kind of cases are usually handled on a case-by-case basis.
So Robinson sent Primm a picture of Hunter’s haircut. Primm responded:
We allow small parts but not excessively long parts that are done as designs. That part in that young man’s hair would be considered a design. The principal has decided not to suspend the child.