A 16-year-old student at Surry County High School in Virginia, 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 or green." 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.