A 16-year-old student
at Surry County High School
, Kent McNew, thought dyeing his hair blue would be cool. So he did. He was wrong
. Surry County High School forbids "unusual or unique hair colors
, such as blue
." He was suspended
and had to dye his hair before returning to school.
Staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union
in South Carolina
, Andy Brumme, had an interesting take on the situation: "Anybody who doesn't fit into a specific category or dresses differently or is considered a nerd
or a geek
, all of a sudden they're a suspect
Don't make yourself a suspect- leave your hair alone!Editorial
Note: I hope my glaring sarcasm
is apparent here.