School Administrator on Leave After Using Permanent Marker to Fill in Black Student’s Haircut

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A school administrator in Pearland, Texas was placed on leave after forcing a Black student to color in his new haircut with a permanent marker. The incident occurred on April 17 at Berry Miller Junior High School in the Pearland Independent School District (PISD).

The school district said a campus administrator told 13-year-old Juelz Trice that his haircut did not adhere with the school’s dress code. The administrator then gave the seventh grader a choice: be disciplined or fill in the haircut with a permanent marker, KPRC-TV reported.

“He came over and said, ‘You have two options: you can either go to [in-school suspension] or color it in,” Juelz told KTRK. “Everyone was coming up to me. It was like the talk of the school that day and the day after.”

The teen’s parents told reporters that they only learned of what happened when Juelz returned…

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  • mjohnsonsmith

    Hair cuts, among other personal body expressions, are expressions of someones personal speech are they not? they young people are having their civil rights violated by these policies.

  • Hair dresser, etc.

    Justice, Justice. This will absorb into the blood stream, not good

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