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.