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Principal Draws on Student's Head With Marker Because His Haircut Violates Dress Code

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:58 PM
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Middle School Article

Principal Draws on Student's Head With Marker Because His Haircut Violates Dress Code

When you send your children to school each morning, you'd liked to think that they'll be treated with respect, hopefully by their peers, but especially by administrators. So you can just imagine how infuriated mom Monica Esquivel of Plainview, Texas felt when she learned that her son Kobi's assistant principal applied marker to the boy's scalp to "fix" his "distracting" haircut.

Although the middle schooler has had the same style, known as the "comb over" which features a shaved side part, for the past five months, the assistant principal recently took it upon himself to fill in that line with a black marker. So just what was the reason behind his incredibly inappropriate action? Esquivel says administrators believed the style looked "gang-related" and violates the school's dress code, despite the fact that her son is not in a gang and typically wears khaki pants and nice shirts. 

Even if this child had gang symbols carved into the side of his scalp, that still gives administrators no right to touch him. The first step should have been to notify his parents and then discuss a solution that works for both sides.

Many parents object to teachers and administrators touching their children at all -- beyond a public high-five or a pat on the back. What this assistant principal did is so far out of line, it's hard to even fathom.

Not to mention ... as a mom, it drives me nuts when my kids doodle on their skin with markers for fun, I'd certainly never expect someone in authority to draw on my child, let alone his scalp, as a punishment. 

Check out the haircut:


How would you react if administrators used a marker on your child?


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by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:58 PM
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steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 1:14 PM

There are several bits of information missing from this story, however I can't justify anyone drawing on another with marker for any reason.

MommyHuman
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Just because the princepal didn't like the student's haircut, he had no right whatsoever to draw with marker on him. 

Reina13
by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 2:43 PM

A phone call to a parent should have been made. Possibly a detention or suspension for being in violation of dress code but to not only put your hands on them but to use a marker to draw on them...unacceptable.

aetrom
by Gold Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 11:47 PM
See pushups are a better option. ;)
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cybcm
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2015 at 1:06 AM
How does that thought even pop into your head as a thing to do?
mom2jessnky
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2015 at 9:43 AM

If the principal had an issue with the hair style that he has had for MOST of the school year (if not all school year) WHY didn't she say something about it? Hey Mrs Mom to Kid with Hair, I don't like his hair cut and I think he looks like a thug, so stop getting his hair cut like that. Simple. Don't boys have to get their hair cut all the damn time? I mean at LEAST once a month, especially to maintain certain styles? That means this lady had at least 5 opportunities to tell the mom to do something else with his hair but chose instead to let it slide for 5 months and then draw on the kid? WTAF?

mommy053008
by Maria on Feb. 24, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Yea drawing on a kid is just strange. I would not be happy
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