BATAVIA, N.Y. -- A New York mom is furious her son went to school with a faux hawk and came home with his head shaved. Apparently, the haircut violated school dress code policy.
“My son was bullied into being humiliated in front of his classmates,” Denise Hull said.
An announcement went out over the intercom at Notre Dame High School in Batavia, N.Y. Lucas Hull says the assistant principal called him down to the cafeteria to talk about his new hairstyle. That was Sept. 23.
“He had so much confidence in him and he was ready to face the world,” Lucas’ sister Lauren Hull said.
Then the assistant principal told Lucas he had to go home or get a haircut right then and there.
“I thought it looked good and I felt good about it, and then he started cutting and it felt really bad,” Lucas said.
“When he got that hair cut his face was, it was, it was hard to see and not break down in class,” Lauren said.
“Just having people watch and have that done to you … it kind of felt humiliating,” Lucas said.
The 17-year-old says most of his senior class sat in the cafeteria and watched the assistant principal shave his head.
“It was a really bad haircut. I mean, there were patches where you know I could barely feel any hair,” Lucas said.
Denise Hull says the assistant principal went out of his way to embarrass her son. She says no one had the right to put their hands on her son, and at the very least she should have gotten a phone call.
“What really upset me even more than the hair cut is how much his feeling were hurt for what had happened, I mean, here is a good kid,” Denise said.
A month later, Lucas’ hair has grown and started to even out, but the familty still isn’t happy. They say their son returned home from school that day a very different kid.
“I think there are scars that go a lot deeper than the haircut; you know of that what happened that particular day,” Denise said.AlertMe