Christ the King Parish School in Terrytown, Louisiana received major criticism and backlash after taking a child out of class due to her hair extensions. The viral video of 11-year-old Faith Fennidy showed her teary-eyed reaction to being taken out of class due to her hairstyle while adults argued in the background. The video went viral after Tokyo Vanity of VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta shared it expressing outrage about what happened to Faith, who is her niece.
After Faith’s mother, Montrelle, took legal action and requested a restraining order against the principal and the Archdiocese, Civil District Court Judge Piper Griffin temporarily banned the school from enforcing their ban on “extensions, wigs, hairpieces of any kind,” CW 39 Houston reports.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans released a statement to the BBC, saying that the school informed families of this policy over the summer.
“The school offered the student’s family an opportunity to comply with the uniform and dress policy and the family chose to withdraw the student; the student was not suspended or expelled.”
Ms. Fennidy is currently looking for another school for her daughter to attend.
We continue to reach out to the family and attorneys with the goal of having the student return to school,” Catholic Schools Superintendent RaeNell Billiot Houston said in a statement.