A School Named After a War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-Style Haircut

A School Named After a War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-Style Haircut

You would think that a school named after a Medal of Honor recipient would be understanding of a little boy sporting a military haircut. But instead, at the school of insanity that is Bobby Ray Elementary, administrators would rather shame a little boy and force him to shave his head.

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Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother.

Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee.

It seems they were not all that thrilled with the second grader’s new hairdo. The principal told Amy Stinnett that her son’s haircut was distracting – and needed to be fixed.

Amy refused to comply.

The following day, she was summoned to the principal’s office where she was given an ultimatum.

“We were told that we had to either cut his hair or he could not return to school,” she said.

Amy tried to explain to the principal that her son’s haircut was meant to emulate his older brother. But her explanation was dismissed and the principal demanded that the boy’s hair be “in compliance with our rules.”

“I have the utmost respect for the military and its members,” the principal wrote in an email to Amy. “However, we are not a military school and the boy’s haircut is against our rules.”

Bobby Ray died in Vietnam when he used his body as a human shield to protect a Marine from a grenade. And the school named after him punished a little boy for trying to emulate his stepbrother in the military — how does that make any sense whatsoever?

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