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Military haircut deemed distracting by Bobby Ray Elementary
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A woman who allowed her son to cut his hair in a military style says she was threatened with his suspension from Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary.“His older brother is in the military and he wanted to show his love and support for his brother by cutting his hair in what’s called a ‘high and tight.’ It’s a basic military cut,” said mother Amy Stinnett. “I had seen other students with similar haircuts so I didn’t think anything about it.”Stinnett says she cut his hair last weekend and her son went to school Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, before she was called into the principal’s office Wednesday.“I was told he couldn’t have his hair cut like that because it was distracting to the other students,” said Stinnett. “To keep him from being suspended, I had to shave his head.