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There are no doubt many among us who have - when we were younger and way cooler - had a sharp little line shaved into the side of our hair. Perhaps a slash through the eyebrow or a Nike swoosh on the back of the head even.
The assistant principal at Berry Miller Junior High in Texas reportedly gave the student three options when he rocked up with his new barnet: call his mum, receive disciplinary action or colour in the 'M' shape shaved into his hair.
The boy elected to go with option three and a woman, believed to be his mum, said in a Facebook post that the marker pen was still on his head days later.
The post read: "(The boy) got a haircut on Tuesday with a design.
"On Wednesday at school the Assistant Principal at Berry Miller Jr High in Pearland ISD [independent school district] told him he was out of dress code with his designs and decided to colour my baby design with a PERMANENT MARKER!
"His only options was to go to ISS or get his head coloured. They did not call to inform me at all.
"The first picture is the day of the incident. The last two pictures are yesterday. It's still in his head days later."
The post has since been shared more than 2,000 times and Pearland Independent School District said in a statement that the 'campus administrator mishandled disciplinary action' and has been placed on 'administrative leave'.
The statement read: "Pearland ISD is extremely disappointed to learn of a situation that occurred at Berry Miller Junior High.
"A student recently arrived at school with a haircut against district dress code. Pearland ISD's dress code states: 'Hair must be neat, clean and well groomed. Extreme hair styles such as carvings, mohawks, spikes, etc. are not allowed.'
"A campus administrator mishandled disciplinary action by giving the student options including notifying his mother, disciplinary consequences or filling in the shape of the hair carving with a marker.
"This latter practice is not condoned by the district and does not align with appropriate measures for dress code violations.
"The campus administrator is currently on administrative leave. Further action is forthcoming.
"District administration has contacted the student's family to express our sincerest apology and extreme disappointment in this situation, which does not fall in line with the values of Pearland ISD."
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