Not sure if Halloween or April Fools Day!

A father is fuming after he claims his daughter was sent home from school for having waist-length bright white dreadlocks.
Angry Darren Benson, 39, has criticised teachers at George Pindar School after 14-year-old Chenise Benson was sent home.
He paid £140 for her to have the style - which looks like the henchman twins from The Matrix sequels.

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Chenise's father Darren Benson claims school authorities are discriminating against his daughter as she has friends of Jamaican heritage who are allowed to have dreadlocks

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Original Poster

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Fair enough in my view. She looks an absolute pillock.

Original Poster

Mr Benson, 39, said: 'It cost £140 and will stay in her hair for a year so it won’t be coming out.



He'd rather she miss school? What a tool!

Personally, I think it looks terrible and a waste of £140!! If it's school policy that 'extreme hairstyles' aren't allowed then I think the parents should abide by these rules. Only my opinion...

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deeky

Fair enough in my view. She looks an absolute pillock.




Lovely looking child with stupid and badly done hair plaits!

I hope she doesn't get bullied.

This looks 100% like a Daily Mail sad face story...

Edit: Yup... just checked. It is.
Edited by: "RossD89" 27th Oct 2016

RossD89

This looks 100% like a Daily Mail sad face story...Edit: Yup... just … This looks 100% like a Daily Mail sad face story...Edit: Yup... just checked. It is.



On the mirror too...
Goes without saying!

a disgraceful example of that cultural appropriation ting

Original Poster

It's bad enough that the poor girl has been saddled with the name Chenise.

Who names their kid after a takeaway and then spells it wrong?

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?

I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.

I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.

Towelie

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived … What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.



​rules are rules, when I was at school I couldn't have piercings or a shaved head or tattoos on show.

Expected it to last a year? He knows hair grows 1-2cm a month right.

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Towelie

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived … What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.




She's a child. That hair is not practical for a child in school.

Long natural hair should be tied back away from the face.

These hair extensions things not only look stupid they could also encourage other children to pull them etc. Teachers have enough to be getting on with, without children tuning up for school dressed like clowns and sporting ridiculous and impractical hair styles.

shadey12

​rules are rules, when I was at school I couldn't have piercings or a s … ​rules are rules, when I was at school I couldn't have piercings or a shaved head or tattoos on show.


Are snowball fights still banned?

Just asking.

airfix

Who names their kid after a takeaway and then spells it wrong?



Ha!

Pupil injures herself when she gets her hair trapped in a door. Father sues school for not having enough safety in place to avoid this.

She looks ridiculous and the school should exclude her.

Mark2111

She's a child. That hair is not practical for a child in school.Long … She's a child. That hair is not practical for a child in school.Long natural hair should be tied back away from the face. These hair extensions things not only look stupid they could also encourage other children to pull them etc. Teachers have enough to be getting on with, without children tuning up for school dressed like clowns and sporting ridiculous and impractical hair styles.



If another child is encouraged to pull her hair then I would suggest there is an issue with the puller and not the pullee.

There is nothing impractical about the haircut as hair can grow that long anyway and is quite probably her natural hair anyway.

Just because something is different doesn't mean it is wrong and compared to some of the more modern 'trendy' haircuts, this is quite normal imo.

Banned

I would have set fire to the ends before sending her home and then set fire to him when he complained.

Towelie

Just because something is different doesn't mean it is wrong and compared … Just because something is different doesn't mean it is wrong and compared to some of the more modern 'trendy' haircuts, this is quite normal imo.



I'd look different if I had a run-in with a braided fly curtain too.

Towelie

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived … What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.



Actually, I have no problems with tattoos or piercings, I have tattoos myself but we are talking about a school girl who can't follow rules....tattoos and piercings are completely different!

Towelie

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived … What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.


rule is:
"Any hair accessories should be of a practical nature and should not be decorative."
this is purely 'decorative'
her jamaican friend has a cultural argument - this kid doesnt
though i bet its not a cultural necessity for the friend either just a loophole

Mark2111

Lovely looking child with stupid and badly done hair plaits!I hope she … Lovely looking child with stupid and badly done hair plaits!I hope she doesn't get bullied.




Thats you on the list.

brilly

rule is:"Any hair accessories should be of a practical nature and should … rule is:"Any hair accessories should be of a practical nature and should not be decorative."this is purely 'decorative'her jamaican friend has a cultural argument - this kid doesntthough i bet its not a cultural necessity for the friend either just a loophole



She does have a religious/cultural argument. The bible refers to Samson and his pledge to never cut off his locks.

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Original Poster

Bottom line, no one should send their child into school looking like a freaking octopus!

With a name like chenise can you expect anything else

Mark2111

Bottom line, no one should send their child into school looking like a … Bottom line, no one should send their child into school looking like a freaking octopus!



What about little squidly diddly?



No they won't. They will grow out in less than 3 months. Unless she wants real dreadlocks.
Mark2111

Mr Benson, 39, said: 'It cost £140 and will stay in her hair for a year … Mr Benson, 39, said: 'It cost £140 and will stay in her hair for a year so it won’t be coming out.He'd rather she miss school? What a tool!

Towelie

What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived … What difference would there be in the child if she had a perceived 'normal' haircut?I don't think it suits her but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be allowed to have her hair like that.I bet all the people agreeing with this will be the same dark age people who think piercing and tatoos are 'bad'.



They encourage other children to pull at them? Oh do come on. Only if they are little **** that can't keep their hands to themselves in the first place.

I don't see anything impractical about it, they can be tied back. Whether it's appropriate is another matter. Would you be calling her a clown if she were black?
Edited by: "MSK." 27th Oct 2016

brilly

a disgraceful example of that cultural appropriation ting



Not sure if serious, but dreadlocks have been part of European culture for hundreds of years in different forms.

Mark2111

Bottom line, no one should send their child into school looking like a … Bottom line, no one should send their child into school looking like a freaking octopus!


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Her dad just ain't happy....

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moneysavingkitten

Not they won't. They will grow up in less than 3 months. Unless she … Not they won't. They will grow up in less than 3 months. Unless she wants real dreadlocks.They encourage other children to pull at them? Oh do come on. Only if they are little **** that can't keep their hands to themselves in the first place.I don't see anything impractical about it, they can be tied back. Whether it's appropriate is another matter. Would you be calling her a clown if she were black?




Sadly there will be children who may see these add on in your face hair braids as something to tease or bully the girl.

I've never seen a black clown, only white/caucasian ones and yes these ridiculous white braids are clown like as in being ridiculous looking.

This girl dose not have 'ethnic' hair that needs to be styled in this manner.

I see lots of black schoolgirls and boys who have braided hair or dreadlocks and they look perfectly fine as the styles are neat and tidy, this girl has had (badly done) flamboyant braids that look ridiculous.

Original Poster

It doesn't really matter that the hair is ridiculous looking or not it's the fact that the father thinks it's ok to make the hair more important than the school rules.

stuarthanley

Her dad just ain't happy....



Hahaha beauty!!! I can see the resemblance

The stupid thing is.

Father pays for the girls hair.
sends her to school, school kicks her out. Father gets fined for the kid not being at school.

I remember the days when my school didn't really care how we dressed. I was a rocker growing up, had a chain from my pocket like a "grunger " and the teachers didn't bat an eye lid. Long hair as well.

They did have strict rules on the uniform though, had to wear school licenced clothing (blazer, school jumper etc), couldn't wear our own coats in class if it was winter (wouldn't turn the heaters on).

It's disgusting, it should be more important the kids actually in school and not kept at home or bunking in general.

If a child wants to have a wacky hair cut, let em. What harm does it do to anyone else other themselves?

kos1c

The stupid thing is. Father pays for the girls hair. sends her to … The stupid thing is. Father pays for the girls hair. sends her to school, school kicks her out. Father gets fined for the kid not being at school. I remember the days when my school didn't really care how we dressed. I was a rocker growing up, had a chain from my pocket like a "grunger " and the teachers didn't bat an eye lid. Long hair as well. They did have strict rules on the uniform though, had to wear school licenced clothing (blazer, school jumper etc), couldn't wear our own coats in class if it was winter (wouldn't turn the heaters on). It's disgusting, it should be more important the kids actually in school and not kept at home or bunking in general. If a child wants to have a wacky hair cut, let em. What harm does it do to anyone else other themselves?



It's about teaching kids rules and how to set an example. If schools had no policies like "extreme hairstyles" and "suitable footwear" etc then the kids would just do and wear what they like. When (or if) they get a job in the future, are they not going to wear the uniform and not comply with company procedures??? Think of the bigger picture!!

stuarthanley

Her dad just ain't happy....



X)

kos1c

What harm does it do to anyone else other themselves?



Its very hatd to concentrate on learning when youre constantly laughing at how stupid someone looks.

Shed be handy if your shoe lace snapped though
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