A Texas junior high school student says a teacher who told him he had violated the school's dress code with his hair design, used a Sharpie permanent marker to fill in the empty spaces on his head.
Sheldon Williams, a student at a Marshall, Texas junior high school says the teacher asked him to come outside the classroom to talk with him. Sheldon says,
"A teacher called me out of class. She asked me to step outside, then she said we [are] not supposed to have two parts. We only can have one."
Fashion Etc reports that Sheldon's two-part hairdo apparently violated the school's dress code on hair designs.
But the New York Daily News reports on the most disturbing part of this story happened next. The teacher not only scolded Sheldon, she pulled out a Sharpie permanent market and started filling in the shaved parts of his scalp with it, much to Sheldon's embarrassment and dismay.
Sheldon's family was aghast with the idea of a teacher being allowed to draw on a student's head. Stepmother Philleniea Williams had this to say.
"If the parent gives you permission to do such things then it's okay to do that, but to just take the initiative and to say 'I'm just gonna color his hair with a permanent marker,' that was very disrespectful."
School officials agree. And they say this teacher has been known to express her feelings about the school's hair code through drawing before and it won't happen again. But the principal admits that Sheldon's stepmother should have been contacted before it was done.