Texas School Said Student Had To Cut His Hair Or Identify As A Girl

September 15, 2019  |  

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A Texas  grandmother was outraged when her grandson’s school have her an ultimatum about his hair. Randi Woodley was reportedly told that her four-year-old grandson Michael Trimble had to cut his long hair or identify as a girl.

Woodley went to a Tatum Independent School District event and teachers told her there was an issue with Trimble’s hair. When she spoke with the superintendent,  Dr. J.P Richardson, he reportedly gave Woodley three options.

“He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up, or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school, and when prompted my grandson must say he’s a girl,” Woodley told KETK.

Woodley was also told by the school’s principal that Trimble’s hair is a “distraction.”

“We shouldn’t even be talking about this at any age, because hair has nothing to do with learning,” Woodley added.

This incident prompted a family friend, Rachel Raye, to start a petition on change.org claiming that Woodley is being bullied into cutting Trimble’s hair and that this is a civil rights violation of his rights.

“When will the racial discrimination and injustice towards our sons, brothers, uncles, husbands, and friends stop?,” Raye wrote. “We need to be his voice.”

The school district has not commented on this matter.

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