7-Year-Old Honor Student Faced Suspension Over His Haircut

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Haircuts, especially with designs, are a way for people to creatively express themselves. But, why did a 7-year-old get suspended for his haircut?

Rashaad Hunter, an honor roll student in Alabama, had a simple haircut, which caused the school to pull him out of class for suspension.

"He was pulled out of class, saying that he had a design in his head; but it really wasn't a design, it was a part," says Hunter's mother Keisha Rembert.

Rembert said Rashaad has never been in trouble at school and was extremely upset while he was calling her from school. "He was, like, upset, and he said I had to come get him out of school because he was being suspended"

"He was walking with his head down; when I saw him, he was, like, teary-eyed at first because he doesn't want to be suspended for no part in his head," Rembert told the news station. "I told him, 'Don't hold your head down ... continue to make these A's and B's because that part is nothing.'"

Bessemer City Schools Superintendent Fred Primm said he did not see Hunter's haircut, but told the local news station "difficult to note what is an acceptable hairstyle, so the district handles each situation on a case-by-case basis."