Educator Reprimanded for Coloring on Student's Head

Student now has a new, ink free haircut

Friday, Oct 14, 2011  |  Updated 9:39 AM CDT
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Educator Reprimanded for Coloring on Student's Head

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An East Texas educator has been reprimanded for using a permanent marker to color in the shaved lines of a boy's haircut.

The superintendent of the Marshall Independent School District has apologized over the incident involving 12-year-old Sheldon Williams.

Bruce Gearing said an assistant principal has been reprimanded.

Williams was sent to the principal's office Monday for allegedly violating a school dress code ban on designs shaved into the hair.

The Marshall News-Messenger reported Friday that the boy's stepmother has filed a grievance. Philleniea Williams said she was shocked that educators thought the haircut was gang related.

She said her stepson is not involved with gangs and now has a new haircut with no shaved lines.

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