South Dakota student leaving school instead of cutting hair

South Dakota student leaving school instead of cutting hair

A South Dakota Catholic highschool pupil has determined to depart after directors stated he couldn’t keep except he lower off his hair, the boy’s dad and mom stated.

Braxton Schafer, a 14-year-old freshman at O’Gorman Excessive College in Sioux Falls, was instructed by the varsity that he both should chop off his hair — which he wears in dreadlocks — or attend one other college, Dakota Information Now reported.

With the varsity yr simply kicking off, the coed’s dad and mom are calling the varsity’s gown code unfair as they’ve tried to return to a compromise with college directors.

“He’s had one haircut his total life, so slicing his hair can be vital,” Derrick Schafer, Braxton’s father, instructed the outlet.

Braxton Schafer (second from proper) was instructed by college officers he should lower his hair off or discover a new college to attend.Toni Landeen Schafer/Fb

The 14-year-old freshman is a member of the marching band and soccer workforce at O’Gorman Excessive College.Toni Landeen Schafer/Fb

Braxton is a member of the varsity marching band and performed in his first soccer recreation on Thursday.

As a pupil at O’Gorman Junior Excessive, Braxton by no means had a problem with college officers over his hair. However that modified when he attended highschool this yr.

The highschool’s gown code says male college students should preserve their hair “above the eyes and never touching the collar,” in keeping with the outlet.

“Folks enroll in our Catholic colleges, then they know what we stand for they usually know what we’re representing and the construction and surroundings that we are going to create for his or her household,” stated Kyle Groos, President of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Faculties.

Groos instructed KELO that the challenge shouldn’t be the fashion however the size, including that he would like to have Braxton attend the varsity.

“Locs and dreadlocks, the fashion shouldn’t be the problem,” he stated. “Size: it’s all it’s ever been.”

He stated the varsity might assessment its coverage sooner or later.

Braxton’s dad and mom stated they met with directors at an open home hosted by the varsity on Aug. 24. They stated they’ve since had different conferences with college officers.

Braxton Schafer will likely be leaving O’Gorman Excessive College in Sioux Falls after the semester.Dakota Information Now

Kyle Groos, President of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Faculties, defended the varsity’s gown code.Dakota Information Now

“We have been open to lots of completely different compromises. The one one was simply not slicing his hair,” Derrick Schaefer instructed Dakota Information Now.

“He simply desires to go to high school, he simply desires to play soccer, he desires to be within the marching band, he desires to hang around with the children,” he added.

The varsity determined that it’s going to enable Braxton to complete the semester and not using a haircut, however then should switch to a different college.

“We’re sitting right here speaking about haircuts once I’m sending him there for an training and we’re getting booted as a result of we now have lengthy hair,” the boy’s mom stated.

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