Adam Stinnett is a seven-year-old boy who has an older brother in the Army that he looks up to. Why not show his support by being just like him? Unfortunately, some principal on a high horse at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, TN decided that the young boy could not honor his brother. The egregious reasoning? His military style haircut was a distraction.
From FOX 17:
A military style haircut earned seven-year-old Adam Stinnett a trip to the principal’s office at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville.
Adam’s older brother Justin is a soldier who has served in Afghanistan, so little brother decided he too wanted a “high and tight” hairstyle. But the school called it a distraction and forced his mom to shave the child’s head after sending a note home with Adam.
What kind of America-hating principal did this school hire? Adam’s mom even explained to the school that his haircut was not a mohawk and is a military haircut. The school didn’t care and told him to not come back until his hair was cut.
Adam’s mother Amy says she told the school the haircut was not a mohawk, that it was a military haircut. “Well, we’re not a military school and that it has to be cut or he cannot return to school until it is,” was the response Amy says was given to her by the school. “It broke my heart. It pretty much crushed a seven-year-old’s dreams” Amy stated.
Congrats on crushing a little boy’s dreams. How does it feel? Your school is even named in honor of a soldier killed in Vietnam! Have some decency. The school’s director did not want to comment but did point out that the district does not have any sort of rule about not having a military-style haircut. Why do schools even bother doing this? It only causes negative publicity.
As the great Randy Marsh once said, “I thought this was America.”
[via FOX 17]