(KMOV) – Four students in the Jersey School District who say they dyed their tresses for cancer awareness were sent home because of their hair color.
The superintendent says colorful hair is against the rules.
Bailee Hartshorn, 10, says officials told her she would not be allowed back in school with her colorful hair.
The parents of the four children who were sent home are fighting back, citing the same student handbook that the district is using to fight the students.
The superintendent who did not want to talk on camera did say via phone that he isn’t buying the parents’ claims that the colors in the students’ hair represent police officers and various forms of cancer. He says the kids can come back when the bright colors are gone.
But parents are already reaching out to lawyers and a fight seems likely.