Rainbow Hair Is Apparently A "Distraction" In Galveston

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Public school administrators with, like totally dorky

fashion sense


at it


This time, they have struck at Galveston’s Ball High School, where student April Barton’s rainbow-hued coif has her on the receiving end of vague threats from the principal’s office, the Galveston County Daily News reports.

“[A]dministrators at Ball High School in Galveston think her rainbow-striped hair is too distracting and therefore a nuisance, Barton said. They’ve asked Barton to dye her hair a natural color or face punishment, although they didn’t specify what the consequences might be, Barton said.”

The school’s dress code doesn’t expressly ban colorful hair, but as is so often the case, the school has a catch-all, weasel-word phrase about “distractions” and such.

Barton says her hair signals her “creativity.” Ball senior Morgan Glenn had another, even more trenchant take, and was even willing to violate Godwin’s Law.

“Like Hitler, we all might as well have blond hair and blue eyes,” he told the Daily News.

John Nova Lomax

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