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Student suspended after dying hair pink for breast cancer awareness

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 What do you think? Should an exception have been made? 

Denise and Rheanne Sargent.  (Source: WYFF)
An Upstate mother says her daughter was punished at school because of the color of her hair.
Denise Sargent says she and her daughter, Rheanne, dyed parts of their hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to honor those who have fought the disease.
"The fact that I'd be representing my mother and my grandmother, my other grandmother and whoever else my mom knows who had it," Rheanne said.
But, according to Sargent, that didn't go over well with Belton Middle School.
The daughter, Rheanne, says the assistant principal told her she could go home or go to ISS because she was breaking the rules.
Belton Middle School's dress code policy does say non-human hair color will not be permitted.
"I do believe if the child wants to be an individual and show that they're supporting something that's killing thousands of women, I believe, yeah, they should make an exception. They should change the rule," Denise Sargent said.
Rheanne said she tried calling her mom, but didn't get in touch with her, so she spent the day in in-school suspension.
The school and the district have not returned calls on the matter.



by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I understand why she did it but I feel like if the mom knew she was nreaking the rules she was setting her up for failure. Our school has the same rule about hair color. I would let dd do it on the weekend or on school vacation but make sure it was washed out before school 

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