November 15th, 2009
09:20 PM ET

Haircut Suspension

My guess is that a lot of you will side with Dustin Reader, who loves the Cincinnati Bengals so much that he had their logo shaved into his hair.  But the thing is, his school had warned him about his hair before.  So there's a good chance that Dustin knew it could've been against the code of conduct when he got his Bengals haircut.

Well, it landed him in in-school, but he's definitely gotten people talking.  His father believes the haircut is an example of freedom of expression, but that freedom (as you already know) is sometimes limited when you're in school.  So it's a question of whether the haircut is worth the hassle.  It seems to be for Dustin.  Would it be for you?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (449 Responses)
  1. Mason

    Not fair at all, it shouldnt matter if you really like a team and get it shaved, its not going to start a war.

    November 15, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  2. Chris

    This is another attention seeking family. The child should definitly be suspended and parents arrested for child neglet.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:26 am |
  3. mike

    Mason, people like is why the country is going down the drain. What a heck, the child might as well take a gun to school as long as he did not shoot anybody. Schools for learning and not for clowns.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:35 am |
  4. Kerri

    Not fair. I get my hair dyed red and black when my original color is a light brown, yet I've never got in trouble

    November 16, 2009 at 9:16 am |
  5. Richard

    I taught for 33 years and out school had rules about things like that. The courts have long held that schools are not subject to the sames rules as being out of school. School authorities can even conduct searches without a warrant of student lockers. etc. It's a losing battle for the kid the way the laws and courts go. I don't believe that any court would side with him.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  6. katie

    that is the most stupidest thing i ever heard. what happened to the constitution stating freedom to do what ever you want with your body without getting judged. these teachers need to understand he is a kid and he is just expressing himself.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  7. Miya

    I believe Dustin should not have been suspended because of his haircut. He was merely showing team spirit and that does not deserve punishment.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  8. Alexandra

    i think that Dustin should not of been suspend because of his hair if he likes it that way.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  9. Ben

    I think that this is horrible, Dustin should have the right to show his feelings for his team in his haircut and he shouldn't be suspended

    November 16, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  10. Sam

    Are you serious, that's rediculous! Dustin should have his hair whatever way he wants. If I had a buzz cut would they expel me. That is pretty much what he had with a couple of designs on it.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  11. alexzandra

    i dont think this boy shouldnt get suspenstion cus i have seen plenty of hair styles before that are realy bad besides the bangled tigers rock i think it would be stupid if he got suspenstion i now that if my mom got the gators symble on my head and i went 2 school my prinsible would laugh and say go to class i have dyed my hair red green and blue before and no one said a thing so the principle needs to get over it and move on its not the end of the world let the kid express him self !!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  12. Sabra

    I think this is horrible he should have a the right to show his expressions
    in any way he likes and he should not be suspended just because he has a different haircut.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  13. Ryan

    It's ridiculous to expel a kid who has a haircut of a team he likes. I wouldn't get expeled if I had a haircut like that. They should apoligizte to Dustin for expeling him.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  14. Jack

    That's ridiculous! Dustin should have the right to choose how he wants his hair style! If I had a wacky hair style, my principal wouldn't suspend me, he would probably laugh or comment on it. However, if Dustin had face paint of a bengal or something, I would understand why they would suspend him.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  15. jarissa

    Dustin should no be expelled from school because it is just a haircut and he has rights to get a haircut

    November 16, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  16. Riley

    I think that suspending people for their hair takes away too many rights. To me suspending someone for their hair(and it wasn't even gang related or have bad language) is like suspending someone becuase their face isn't shaped right. This incident could lead to more schools limoting students even more, so I think that the school should apologize!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  17. Annabelle

    That is not at all fair!! He was only showing his support for a football team!! He should not have been suspended !!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  18. Audrey

    I think that Dustin shouldn't have gotten that haircut if he knew it would be against the rules, although I don't believe that haircuts that stand out should be prohibited.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  19. Annabelle

    That is not at all fair!! He was just showing support for his favorite football team!! He shouldn't have been suspended!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  20. Ulysses

    He shouldn't be in school suspenshin thats just wrong, he should be able to do what ever he wants to support his team. C'mon he Bengles are really good this year. They beat the Pittsburgh Steelers twice and there 7-2.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  21. Lucas

    I think school limits are just getting waaaaay too restrictive. I mean honestly, banning a haircut that supports a team! what ever happened to freedom of expression. Sometimes it feels like they're trying to ban personality and being individuals completely. We are supposed to have the right to express ourselves!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  22. Anna

    I think that giving the kid in-school suspention is not fair. I wouldn't think that it would caues alot of distraction, he's just showing that he like his team.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  23. Kyle

    The school is violating a students rights and teachers or school faculty shouldn't take it away because of a haircut. The student is just expressing himself

    November 16, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  24. Thomas

    I think that the school should have let him keep the haircut, it's not fair for them to judge him like that.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  25. Rebecca

    I dont think that the school that dustin went to shoul of suspended him just for his haircut because it's not distracting. Sure, people will look at it but they shouldn't be distracted just by a haircut. I don't think that the school made a fair choice.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  26. REGIS

    Why would you suspend a person for a haircut because people need to express your self freely and that is not fair at all.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  27. Devin

    I think he should have listened to what he was told and not cut his hair. If the the school warned him he would get in truoble then I dont see why he would do it.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  28. Alexandra

    I think that if I knew that it was wrong and got warned before, I wouldn't want to go through all the hassle jut to have a logo shaved into my head but the constitution does say that we have freedom to expression so im on both sides.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  29. Sydney

    I believe that there should of never even been a disscusion on this topic. If he loves the team he should be able to express himself and the love of his team. This was an unfair desicion that is limiting the amount of freedom given to the student.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  30. Maddie

    I think that Dustin has been warned before about the haircut he should have known not to do it again.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  31. George

    If he knew that he is not supposed to get his hair cut like that why whoukd he do it? I don't think that he should not have been suspended because of it though, on the other hand he should know about the rules and shouldn't have done it.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  32. Caroline

    He should have been suspended because in my opinion, he did violate the rules. His school also told him before that it was distracting, so he should have made the change the first time they told warned him.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  33. Dylan

    I think if the haircut doesn't have anything inappropriate, it should be okay. It was only his favorite team. Carl, we love watching you in our journalism class.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  34. Lauren

    I strongly belive that the student should not have in school suspension because of his feelings. I think that doing that is totally wrong he was just cheering on his team!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  35. Sabrina

    He shouldn't have gotten suspended. Don't schools always say to show your spirit.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  36. Harley

    I think students should be able to wear their hair anyway they want to in school. It is freedom of expression.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  37. Xavier

    I think that they are very srtict,and they should cut him some slack.He's just showing his favorite team,so that is pretty stupid,

    November 16, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  38. cassidy

    I din't thinkl that itnis fair that he is suspended for his hair, beccause im shure the class didnt get up and laugh. I think that he should have freedome of expression and he should be abled to show his school spirt. But if he went to a private school that would be a diffrent story!!

    peace out girl scout!(:

    November 16, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  39. katie

    I think that the school should allow him 2 express his feelings whitchever way he chooses, the student code of conduct clearly states that kids should be able to express there feelings, if he feels the need to shave his head to show gratitude, the students and teachers should just deal with it! i bet that they did that when they were a kid.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  40. Nikita

    I think that the school should let him have the hair cut. It's his hair, and there is no reason that it's should be a distraction to other students.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  41. alejandro

    I think he sould not have a suspension because if you only have a different haircut that supports a team he should not have a suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  42. Zoee

    I think that it wasn't tht big of a deal, because the constitution states that we have freeedom of expression, and it most likely wasn't causing any harm. It most likely was a principle who was strict who gave him an in school suspension, because every year that I have been in school it was fine to support your team by getting their logo shaved on your head. It has been done in past years, and I do not think it should have been taken this far for him to recieve a suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:08 am |
  43. jackie

    I think they shouth leave his hair because it is showing school spirit and it is not hurting anybody the school needs to cut him a break!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  44. cassidy

    He shout be ablked to have a green yellow red mowhack if he wants to its his hair and what he wants to di with it

    later hater!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:12 am |
  45. Tommy

    I think it is not fair that he can not have that hair cut in school becausenhe loves the bengals we all see that, but its not like someone is going to get distracted by it. He should be able to wear what he wants freely. IN my opinion, they need to learn that theyre being way to strict! They really need to cut him some slack though.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  46. Matthew

    Uh, a haircut? A distraction? A distraction is passing gas on purpose or screaming or starting a fight. Supporting your team isn't that mush to worry about.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:21 am |
  47. zach

    i think he should be able to express his opinion about his favorite football team. isn't it ok to get an abnormal haircut

    November 16, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  48. Taylor

    I think that the hair cut was not a distraction and that he was just supporting his sport team the punishment was way overboard and in my opinion should be lifted thankyou!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  49. Ashley

    I do not think that he should have got in school suspension he was clearly just showing school spirit and there is NOTHING wrong with that usually schools like it when the kids have school spirit . I mean seriously how many kids do you know that like school enough to do something that crazy for there school? Not many. So i think the should reconsider his in school suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  50. Anisa

    We have had a kid put a number to stand for his jersey number. We didn't suspend him. How is it inappropriate if you are showing team and school spirit. It is looking bad on you. What do you think people think when they watch this news and see that? They think don't send your kids to that school.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  51. Kenzie

    I don't believe that he should have been suspended for his haircut because all he was doing was showing school spirit, and what ever happened to freedom of expression?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  52. Cameron

    I don't think he should have been suspended for his haircut representing a pro football team.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  53. Deanna

    I think that that school is ridiculous and should not punish its students for having school spirit! I think that the school must have more important things to worry about in school than wild haircuts!!! The school is going way to far he should be-able to express his enthusiasm for his school and sports. I hate the ways schools are run and think our education system is failing! It is RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  54. Angie

    I believe that our schools have much more pressing issues to deal with than how students cut their hair. What about teen pregnancies, drugs, gangs, suicide? As long as their hair is appropriate it should not be a major distraction to others. Why don't schools spend their time on issues that really matter instead of petty things such as one's hairstyle?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  55. Nicole

    I absolutely think its unfair. No one should get suspended because they chose to get a design in their hair. At my school one of the boys shaved their number in the back of their head and they didn't get suspended so I think that boy shouldn't . I think that principal is crazy, and needs to take a few minutes to think about how stupid he looks to the people that hear about this suspension. Seriously.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  56. Nicole

    &+ I thought we lived in a free country.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  57. Kaili

    I don't think this is fair because our constitution says freedom of expression. The kid is expressing his feelings for his favorite team, and the school shouldn't be able to stop him.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  58. Talley

    I think that it's OK if he was showing school spirit. Also, he didn't even have color, wich is the most distracting.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  59. alexa

    its not fair at all because he is just showing support for his team how is that a bad thing?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  60. Simon

    Well, I think it is a good way to show support. They shouldn't give a suspension unless it is becoming a big issue. And a simple haircut isn't worth that.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  61. Summer

    I think that he should be suspended for it becuase it was against the rules, in the first place. But seeing how he had been warned about it before now, I think that he deserved to get it.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  62. Andrew

    It doesn't matter if you get your hair cut like Dustin did. What issues could possibly pop up from getting your hair cut with a team logo? It sucks that we don't really get the freedom of expression at our schools.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  63. amanda

    ya its not fair that the school suspenend him for A HAIR cut thats so stupid they need to just let it go its just hair

    November 16, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  64. Emily

    I think that he should not have got suspended because it is not distracting. People were able to get mohawks, and dye their hair blue for the rays, so why cant he get a hair cut for the bengals. It is not fair for them to do that. It violates the constitution because everyone has freedom of expression, and if the school takes that away, than our country becomes less free, and it is like the president can do what ever he wants.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  65. kristian

    I think that it is not fair. It is all cool on the first day. But then it will slowly not care about it. Their is alot of different haircuts out there. He is just expressing his hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  66. ......

    i reallly dont think that it should matter its just a hair cut,i dont think that the person should get suspented because i dont know how it would bother someone,its just hair.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  67. aida

    Thats totally unfair kids need some balance its like there not letting us express ourselves.All he did was get a cooool hairstyle to cheer on his favorite team!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  68. David

    I think that the student should not be suspended from school because there is a right to that kind of thing and he only wants to support his favorite team! There is nothing wrong with that.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  69. dean

    i think they shouldnt have suspended him because its showing that he likes the bengals by getting a hair cut and its not really a distraction.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  70. Ashley

    People should be able to wear their hair however they want, especially if their supporting any type of team. Go Bengals!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  71. thomas

    i think that it should be alowed. unless he is sitting in the front of the class it shouldnt be distracting. i have seen some kids walk in the door with wierd outfits or dyed hair before. you talk about it before the bell and then when it rings you sit down and stop talking. also it was a very sport like thing to do many people do stuff to their hair for their team.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  72. greg

    this is stupid how do you suspend someone for a haircut i mean he was just bein a fan

    November 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  73. griffin

    I think that the kids should be able to express there emotions about there favortite team and he should not have gotten a detention. He just wanted to show that he liked his team and show some spirit.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  74. Logan?

    Its not just hair. Schools arent strict enough about hair. Hair is so important and helpful. Without my hair I could never possibly achieve anything in life. I dont understand how this kid is going to sleep at night knowing that his hair isn't exactly how he wants it. The tragic story of Dustins hair will live on forever. God bless Dustin!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  75. mia

    i think that he shouldnt have been suspended. thats ridicolous! His learning is way more important then his haircut. It cannot possibly be so distracting that you would have to suspend the kid because of his haircut. I just think thats stupid!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  76. Justin

    Thats wack g

    November 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  77. Adam

    I wouldn't of had the haircut, but come on people, he's showing support for his team.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  78. Tevin

    I think that the haircut is worht the hassel he should do what he wants and if he wants to have his team in his hair so be it freedom of expression, and if they wont let him back into school untill he does something bout it looks like hes gonna have alot of time off.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  79. Danny

    Justin should have been smart enough not to do that to his hair when he had been warned before but the rule in general is not fair to students because it isn't inapropriate in any way and it takes away their freedom of expression.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  80. Anthony

    Although I personally didn't care much for his cut, I find suspending someone for their hairstyle is unconstitutional. We should all have freedom of expression no matter what environment we happen to be in.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  81. Nick

    He should be punished because he probably new that he would get in trouble but did it anyway for attention

    November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  82. Nichole

    I don’t think that his haircut should have any effect on his schooling or anyone elses. We have kids here at our school cutting their hair shaving their heads for our football teams for school spirit all the time, so I’m not sure what the big deal is. It’s probably the school finding a reason to suspend him

    November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  83. Hailey

    Um i think that he should not br punised at all. He got his hair cut in a way that he likes and all of the buzz will be over and people will be used to it after a day. A suspension is to the extreme because he didnt do anything wrong he shved his head and people at the school will get used to it after a day!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  84. Tyler

    the school is being dumb it doesnt matter if he supports his favorite team.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  85. Marcel

    I don't think that this logo that was shaved into Dustin Reader's head was really worth all that hassle, and it doesn't seem like a big distraction. But he was warned and did know what he was getting himself into if the school doesn't approve of it, and has warned him before then he should get the punishment for his actions.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  86. Tyler

    I think that he should have got in trouble a little bit but not a in school suspension. He was just supporting his team and im sure he would get rid of it the next day.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  87. Jeremy

    Schools seem to be going to far, I mean really it's just his favorite football team and he wanted a haircut with them on his head it's perfectly fine.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  88. nick

    it is his hair and let him decide how to cut his hair and if the school does not like it make him wear a hat if anything

    November 16, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  89. Matthew

    No haircut should cause a distraction. It's hair, now if it had a bad design, then it should not be present. But if it is supporting the team he likes, it should be fine, its unique.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  90. G

    i think he should keep it!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  91. Mirc

    I think that getting suspened for designing your hair a different way.Its like if your favorite team won a game people wear their teams jerseys.If my favorite team in the NBA won a big deal game then i would probably design my hair like that too.In sted of giving him a suspension the should just warn the kids that are destracted and the can just get detention.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  92. Colin

    I really think the administrators at Dustin’s school should worry more about the education of its students then the statues of one of its haircuts.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  93. Brian

    He shouldn't have gotten suspended because our first amendment says that we have freedom of speech and expression. In Tinker v. Des Moines, the courts ruled that students do not lose their rights in school.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  94. Justin

    That isnt right for punishing him for his hair cut

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  95. zach

    I dont think thats fair that he can not go to school with his hair and stlye or way he wants it.The haircut dosent seem distracting if you cant have your hair the way you want it what have we come to??There should be a law that says "people should be able to have thier hair the way,style,or form they want with out anybody telling you you cant do this" there are all ready so many rules with out adding more rules to have to follow 'remember this its a FREE counrty so let us be free.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  96. Joseph

    I think that the school is taking the rule a little to seriously. I mean it's just a haircut come on now. Besides he's rooting for the local team. Not like he's rooting for the Dolphins. The school needs to chill out. A suspension is a little rough. Even though they already talked to him about his hair it's just a haircut I don't find it distracting at all. THE SCHOOL JUST NEEDS TO RELAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  97. Jordan

    He should get expelled because he had multiple warnings.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  98. Marilyn

    He should have been suspended, because we have limited rights in school. He kept breaking the school rules, and there have to be consequences and discipline.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  99. Vanessa

    thats not fair , even though school has its limits it could be shaved off so the logo isnt their any more but im sure he just wanted to show his spirit then but like i said its an easy fix he shouldnt have to be suspended.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  100. Jeremy

    Schools are going to far and it's just a football team not anything but a football team. SCHOOLS NEED TO CALM DOWN!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  101. Nicole

    I don't think that he should have an in-school suspension because he was just expressing himself in the least way possible.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  102. Joseph

    The schools let you do things crazy with your hair during homecoming so why won't they let you do it during the year. Cut the kid some slack he wanted the Bengals to be in his hair so what's the problem.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  103. Allisa

    Since the school has given Dustin warnings previously about his haircuts, and he continues to rebel, I think he deserves the punishment. You have to respect and represent your school.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  104. Jill

    Yes he should have get of his hair cut because it's school. He most likely knows that a hair style like that would not be allowed in school. School is school and the rules arent always fare but you deal with it and then do what you in summer and when you graduate.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  105. Anthony

    This is such a ridiculous suspension. Is this haircut a distraction? It is such a subjective thing, to some yes, to most probably not. I have a class with a very beautiful girl who distracts me all the time from my schoolwork, should this girl be suspended as well? I hope not! I'm sure the students in the school don't even think about the haircut. The only one it's bothering is the administration. They need to lighten up and worry about bigger problems within their school.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  106. Tony

    I believe the haircut isnt worth this much trouble. If it is against the rules, its against the rules. it should just be cut.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  107. Jordan

    If the school had been repeatedly telling him not to make designs with his haircuts then, yes, the school is right for doing what they did. Sure the kid has rights to do what he wants with his hair but if he is getting told not to, he should stop.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  108. lizzie

    i think the school did right. if this young boys hair is distracting students and possibly distracting the learning of others, then he needs to get rid of his hair cut, plus this isnt his first time, and who knows what the other hair cuts were.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  109. Megan

    He shouldn't of gotten a in school. School is supposed to teach students to be themselsves and express themselves in a way that doesn't harm another.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  110. Laurel

    I believe that the school was perfectly legit to give Dustin a consequence for his distracting 'do. It's clear they've given him warning before and by him doing this, could look like he's challenging their authority. Therefore, they had to take action.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  111. Vanessa

    I think if the school has told the kid already before that he can't have a distracting haircut, and he did it anyway, then he deserves whatever punishment they give.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  112. Jill

    Yes he should have to get his hair cut because it's school. He most likely knows that a hair style like that would not be allowed in school. School is school and the rules arent always fare but you deal with it and then do what you in summer and when you graduate.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  113. Samantha

    If I was warned many times about my haircuts I would not get a haircut that I know would get me in trouble. Why go through all that hassle? Yes, it is just a haircut and should not be against school regulations, but it is and you have to obey by that!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  114. jack

    I don't think it was fair because he was only supporting his school and favorite team.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  115. Nathan

    I dont think it should have been as big of a problem as they cracked it up to be. Yes he was warned but its not like it was something bad. Sometimes something like this has to happen in order to make way for a new youth.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  116. Jamison

    I think that Dustins haircut is not such a big deal, you see plenty of people with different haircuts and they dont get harrased for it. I can understand that if it was for a gang or somethimg of that sort he would be punished for it but its for a sports team come on.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  117. Jeremiah

    If the skool already warned him once, then he knew it was wrong and didn't care simple as that. the school is right on this one.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  118. Katie Beth

    I think it was kind of dumb to shave that on his head, but it was just to support his team. I mean, what's the big deal?

    November 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  119. Miranda

    If he was already warned about his "distracting" hair, then yes I believe it IS fair that he got in trouble. If he had never been warned, it would be a slightly different story. I don't think you should go through sooo much trouble for something as dumb as a haircut!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  120. Derek

    Dustin is showing his school spirit. Schools want you to have school spirit and this is Dustin's way of showing it so the school should cut him some slack.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm |
  121. Jenny

    He was given warnings before on not to have those haircuts so he knows he shouldn't continue them. You can only let a student get by with breaking a rule so many times.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  122. brittany

    I agree because if the school allows one student to cut his hair with a logo then when students cut their hair with gang signs they-the school-can't tell the students with the gang signs to shave their heads to get rid of the sign

    November 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm |
  123. Mausam

    I think that they should have let him keep his haircut because he does have the freedom to do it and that it wouldn't be that distracting to me anyways.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  124. Trisha

    I think that it is not fair that he got suspended for his haircut, we do have the freedom of expression so why is he being denied of his right?

    November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  125. Ginny

    I think it is unfair that they suspended him. He was only trying to show support for his team and wasn't doing anything bad. Now that his hair is like that they should't think he will change it after they suspended him. It's just hair and it shouldn't distract anyone. If it does then thats their problem.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  126. Eliza

    I don' tthink that is was fair to give him in school suspension. He was just expressing his school spirit, I don't think his hair cut would have been that big of a distraction.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  127. Noah

    I do not think that the suspention was fair. Our right Freedom of expresion should protect him from the suspention.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  128. sydney

    i think that it is wrong to make him get in trouble because it was fredom of expression and he is just expressing his support for his favorite team and i say go dustin and go bengals.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  129. christinaaaaaa

    I think that this suspension is stupid. he should be able to wear his hair how he wants without getting in trouble.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  130. Stephanie

    I don't think it is very fair that he got suspended. If the constitution says that we have the freedom to express ourselfs in anyway then that should be the same with schools too. I'm sure that when Dustin was getting his hair-cut he didn't mean to cause a distraction and if kids get distracted they should just not look at his hair. It's that simple.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm |
  131. kayla

    I honestly think that suspending him was taking it way to far. Why should he get in trouble for showing team support? Isnt that usually encouraged? And, the constitution states that we have freedome of expression, so technecly their violating his constutional rights. Becuase were i live, my county protects my rights. I think that the school was wrong and that he did'nt deserve to be punished.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  132. Lauren[:

    I think that suspending kid for his haircut was very unreasonable. It was just to show spirit for the team he likes. There is no reason that the school should of done that. He was just expressing himself with a cool haircut. The school chose the wrong thing to do.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  133. sydney

    i think that it is wrong to make him get in trouble because it was fredom of expression and he is just expressing his support for his favorite team and i say go dustin and go bengals.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  134. christian

    I think they shouldn't have suspended him just for his hair cut because he has a right to freedom of expession.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |
  135. ERICA!!

    I don't think he should be suspended for his haircut it is freedom of exprestion of what team he likes if he likes that team they should not punish him.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  136. meghannnn!(:

    i think that it's kinda weird that he got suspended for that, because he was showing team spirit, and that is a code of conduct at my school too and alot of people got stuff like that too and they nbever got suspended or ABC(in school suspension) soo i think that they should let the kid go back to schoool.!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  137. Conan

    It's not fair that he got suspended. It's his own body, his own hair, and he should have the right to do what he wants. I think that the administration just probably doesn't like it and are using the rules to punish him. He should be allowed to support his team without judgment. The suspension was too much, he could have been at school studying instead of wasting a day being suspended.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  138. austin>...

    He has freedom to expression. At my school a lot of people have patterns or shapes on their head. What if i said you couldnt wear dress shoes because they were too shiny?

    November 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  139. Haleigh

    I think there is no need for punishment, if anything the school should be happy that a student has so much school spirit. Things like that are only distracting for so long maybe for the first day or two but then it becomes old news.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  140. Connor !!!!

    I think it is destracting, but not to the point to suspend someone. They should have told him to get it cut off and then come back when it's all off!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  141. elisha

    I really think that is stupid iit is his hair they can't tell him how to wear his hair so it is completely pointless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  142. Wylona

    I thought that was not fair, he was only supporting his team. Thats just wrong. I like his haircut anyways.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  143. Ben

    I think that the kid should be able to keep his haircut. The school should not be able to tell him what to do.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  144. Madi

    well idk cause i think it may not be fair but it souldnt rele matter u should be a team and get it shaved! YA! it isnt gonna matter 2 anyone else...well maybe ur wife or husband but...OH WELL!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  145. randy

    he didnt do anything agenst the rules and so it is unfair he has freedom to do wat he wants

    November 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  146. Garett

    It is not fair at all. The school should not give him suspension. If it is distracking put him in the back of the room.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  147. Aaron

    Schools are ridiculous with all their rules.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  148. SARAH

    I think that it's unfair that he would get a suspension for being devoted to his team. It's un realistic.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  149. Shelby

    I do not think that he should get suspended because a school can’t say you can’t have a hair cut that you want. He was supporting his school team and it wasn’t anything bad so he should not get suspended for doing nothing. The school is ridiculous.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  150. nikita

    i think that it was good that he put the logo on his head thats really c

    November 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  151. carmen

    Dustin getting in trouble at school for his haircut is kind of ridiculous ,it’s his hair he should be able to do whatever he wants with it the school shouldn’t tell him how his hair should look

    November 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  152. Mikaela

    I really do not see the problem with his hair. I have seen people with mohawks at school and they don’t get into trouble over it. Also isn’t there something else they should be disciplining instead, hair is not important enough in my opinion to warrant a suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  153. Matthew

    I don’t see why this kid can’t show his team spirit. I don’t know the rules of this school, but they seem completely ludicrous.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  154. Tia

    I believe that Dustin Reader should not have has to change his haircut. Also believe that suspending him is to harsh of a punishment. After all he was showing his school spirit.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  155. Susie

    I think that the whole haircut suspension is completely absurd. How is a haircut anymore distracting than wearing a bright colored shirt or neon pants. It makes no difference. Even thought Dustin Reader had had warnings in the past about having distracting hair so obviously he and his father knew what would happen for having the Bengal’s logo shaved into his head. I think he was completely in line for shaving his hair the way he wanted to, especially if he is supporting there own football team.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  156. Marianda

    I personally think that the school is being ridiculous. Everyone has the right to express themselves in different ways, including styling their hair the way they want to. I went through a stage having blue, purple, and pink hair, and I was maybe judged for it, but I wasn't punished. Dustin shouldn't be judged either, especially since he's just supporting his team.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  157. shintzl

    yes because he was suspended

    November 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  158. Amy

    Its not right to suspend someone over a haircut. He was just showing his football pride. You cant do anything over a haircut. That goes on your record when you get suspended. I don't think they should have been so strict on him over such alittle thing.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  159. derek

    i think that is some bull stuff he's my man ok so they better not do it agin

    November 16, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  160. S

    i think it is stupid of the school to suspend him

    November 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm |
  161. Renee

    i think the principal of the school is out of control. I believe students should be able to show their spirt for any sport as they wish. I also believe that having hair cuts, and wearing jerseys isn't a reason for a person to get suspended. In school or not. Someone needs to take action and set things straight. People wonder why kids aren't attending school as much, and this is a reason. The rules at school these days are getting way out of control. I am on the child's side, and i stand by that. Rules need to change.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  162. paul

    I don't think he deserved a suspension it was a bad hair cut any way, bangles stink.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  163. Jim

    I am a teacher and a die hard Bengals fan. I speak for most followers of the Bengals that we have had very little in our history to cheer for.... so cut the kid some slack.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  164. Jenifer

    I feel that being suspended for a hair cut is ridiculous. It’s like suspending someone for coloring their hair or like Dustin Reader, getting suspended for supporting a football team. The school is definitely going overboard with the whole situation and needs to give the kid a break.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  165. Ms. Missele

    The entire class believes that he should not have received an in-school suspension. We believe that any type of hair style (whether a kid had long hair and then cuts it all off or like what Dustin had) could cause a disruption.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  166. Stacy

    The school shouldnt give that boy suspension because isn't their hair it's his. so they shouldnt give him suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  167. Rebecca

    I really think that school that give Dustin a suspension is stupid. Thwey are stupid because he got a haircut. Why does it madder that he got his haircut? He shouldn't get suspended for cutting his hair. He got his haircut so what. It's just a haircut. People get haircuts at my school they don't get suspended.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  168. Jamie

    I think its fine that Dustin is allowed to support his team. It does not look destrackting.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  169. rangers

    1/2 of us believe that the student should not have been suspended because his hair will quickly grow back and simply because of his hair cut he missed out on a whole day of instruction.

    the other 1/2 of us believe that the student did deserve to be suspended because the rule was in place and it needs to be followed. If anything will be changed it needs to be the rule to make sure that it is fair for all students.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  170. WAAAA?

    wat is the shcols problumm you can be yorself; anyone incapable of theoretical freedom of expression is incapable of thought.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  171. conner

    I think that you should be able to have hair.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  172. souki

    I think it is not fair the schoool is always saying how we should express our self but when we do it we get punishment for it.

    Peace, love ,and Bunny Rabbits

    November 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  173. hank

    i think that he should be allowed to have his hair however he wants.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  174. Jacob

    I think, and this is from somone who dosent like football, that its really stupid that he got suspened. Its his right so if he wants that then go ahead and let him look werid.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  175. Nicholas

    I think that a hair cut should not get a kid in trouble and if the other kids get distracted from that then they could get distracted by anything

    November 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  176. chardoany

    i think that vwas not a good idea

    November 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  177. Blake

    I think that the school needs to leave him alone. What happened to pursuit of happiness? He can do whatever he wants with his hair. Although I can't understand why he would put the Bengals logo. The bears would be much much better.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  178. joshua

    That is stupid. I mean come on its a haircut it's not the end of the world.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  179. Zachary

    I don't think that was right because it's not like your doing drugs of something like that. You should let the kid do it as long as it is appropriate.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  180. Bob

    we have the same rule at my school and half the student body thinks that it should be change. if your school is not private then you should be able to express yourself freely

    November 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  181. Shaun

    I think it doesn't matter becuase like its not relly distracting and when the Tampa Bay Rays were winning and in the world series a lot of people from my school had ray hawks

    November 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  182. darren

    I think it is alright and the school should just lay off him and let him have that hair cut. That school are so stupid. I wish I could have a hair cut like that but with Dallas Cowboys.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  183. Sarah

    I think you should be able to have whatever haircut you wanna have. If the school dont like it fine then. I guess if the teachers do have problems with it then maybe they should get a regular haircut.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  184. Tori

    Seriously?! I mean if the school has a problem with his haircut why don't they cut it themselves! IT WON"T START A WAR PEOPLE!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  185. Devin

    I believe that his wacky team spirited hairdo should be allowed! If I was the school principal, I would love the enthusiasm and team spirit. That should be allowed in any school. It's just a hair cut!

    P.S. Carl Azuz ROCKS!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  186. Hannah

    I think that they should let him wear his hair like that. I think that it's okay to have hair that is strange or fun, etc. I don't understand it's just a hair cut why should he be suspended, all it does is represent his team.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  187. KaYlA

    I think that the hair cut is fine. The hair cut is fine I think but I think that they just should not have anything that is bad cut into their hair that is inappropriate for school. So I think it is fine.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  188. April

    I think that we he should be able to do what he wants with his hair because its his head. Its not like he is shaving it into the teachers hair. He should be able to do what he wants because it show that he cares about that sport and he is a big part of it.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  189. Riley

    I think that he should be following the rules. If the school just asks him to not do that again then don't do it again. He could show school spirt some other way. He could have a shirt that has his school name on it. Is it that hard to follow some simple rules?

    November 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  190. caleb

    I think that this kid is just stupid. He can suport his team but he dousnt need to get a hair cut like that. That team stinks to. Get a hair cut and stick with it. You need sombody to tell you straight, i know who can do that for you. Call Jerry Springer.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  191. Wyatt

    I think people should do would they want to, I mean, I know school has a few laws, but getting a haircut is not like being in a gang and sporting gang signs. Oh! And less hair means less lice, right?

    November 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  192. skyler

    I think he should have gotten in trouble. His hair cut was really distracting. The teachers have also told him about his hair cuts in the past yet he still gets distracting hair cuts.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  193. Lacey

    I think that the kid should be aloud in class it should not matter what their hair looks like they are there to learn, they are not their for a fashion show!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  194. Jessica

    I think that the school should chill about Dustin's haircut. That is because he has his school logo on and he is just supporting his school. It would be different if he had something inappropriate shaved into his head. Also if the parents approve of it he should be fine. There is nothing the school can do any way.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  195. jacob

    he should were what he what to ware.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  196. Racheel

    This is not fair to the student at all they all ready to kids what to wear and now there telling him how to do his hair. I think he should at lest let him wear him hair like he wants and its not a bad thing its suporting his school.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  197. Crystal

    I think its perfectly fine for him to have his hair like that. Its his body and his hair he can do whatever he wants with it.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  198. Jasmine

    I think its unfair that the student was suspended because he wasn't disrupting anyone. Also he has freedom of speech. And it looked pretty cool.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  199. Si

    we think that the school should change the rule and make it less strict to allow students to express themselves or they should REMOVE the rule from their code of conduct. A haircut cannot distract a student from learning in school.

    The student DID however BREAK the rule. So though this change needs to be made, he should still receive some kind of consequence (less extreme)

    November 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  200. bigz

    no way!! Who cares about how your hair looks? Can't the school loosen up?

    November 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  201. Noah

    I think that the school was over dramatic because he is showing good school spirit but it is one thing that he already got yelled at. so I think that the kid deserved it because he had already got a warning. But i think that they were a little harsh on him and they should have just gave him a week of detention instead on suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  202. Colton

    I think he should have had the chance to support his team. He should get to show his opinions.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  203. abindigo

    i think his school is to strict on there hair codes.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  204. Boz

    thats just jacked up people should be able to have there hair anyway they want. i would move schools.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  205. Cassie

    Wow, that's messed up..you should NOT get in that much, or at all, that trouble for supporting your OWN team!! It looks sweet though!!

    November 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  206. jon

    thats just messed up ! because he should not have to get in trouble for having a awesome hair cut!!!!!! its just not fair!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  207. Z

    Well... anybody should be able to express what they like, yes he is in school, but really? thats like if i went to school with a mohawk and got in-school suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  208. abrahim

    No, because if you keep pushing so call freedom of speech, I don't beleive in the constitution there is freedom of expression. Any way if everything you do is a freedom of how you feel then adventually there would be no laws and killing people would be fine. My mother often quotes a song freedom means nothing left to loose.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  209. Louis

    If you ask me, the school is wasting their time on minor issues. Besides, no students were interviewed to see if Justin's haircut was distracting or not, so I believe suspension was unfair.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  210. tre

    i don think that it not fare what they did to that little boy ya dig

    November 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  211. Emily

    I think this is very unfair. He should be able to express his feelings. Even if they don't like it. He doesn't deserve a suspension.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  212. kevin...

    i think that they should have just left the kid alone

    November 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  213. Hannah

    I think that it is not fair that he gets suspended. i mean, how many kids get their hair drastically dyed and they don't get in trouble for it. I would say he should be able to wear his hair like that.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  214. mathew

    Why would someone not follow the rules like everybody else

    November 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  215. Abigail

    I don't agree with the school. Not one little bit. It's your own hair and you should be able to do whatever you want with it. If he likes the Cincinnati Bengals so much, who cares what his hair looks like. I mean the school just took it wayyyyyy to far he may have gotten a warning before but what his hair looks like is his busniuss. I believe the school is over-reacting.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  216. jason

    this is what i think i think they never should of suspended that kid because it was just a hair cut and its not like it was gang related or anything of that sort i think that whoever suspended him should be fired .

    November 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  217. Mitchell

    I think it is okay because he is just cheering for his favorite team. GO BENGALS

    November 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  218. lamawn

    you should not be suspended for somthing that you can do with your own body thats very stupid to get put out for what you want to do with your own head

    November 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  219. jewelea(julia)

    It isn't fair!He is expresing his feelings. Isn't that good? If it is that bad then have him wear a hat. Then take it off during the pledge. Suspention? Ok he has been talked to about his hair before but suspention is way too harsh. If he really has to get punished then he should get detention.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  220. Dani

    Wow, that's really dumb and it makes the school administration look bad. The fact that they suspended him for having a supposedly 'distracting' hair cut is really dumb, this is the part that makes the administrators look bad, the haircut supported the schools athletic team. And another thing, the only thing that they haven't taken from us in school yet, is the right to breathe, but trust me, they'll probably find a way to do that to.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  221. jenny

    i think that it is just like a normal hair cut and he should not be in trouble for getting a hair cut how he got it

    November 16, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  222. Jenna

    I think they should let him off. After all, what are they going to do about it? Make him shave his head or wait till it grows back to let him back into school!!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  223. Blaze

    Well it depends, I wouldn't go to school with a giant gun logo on my head.But still you should be able to get a haircut and not worry about getting in trouble (at least not for a football logo).

    November 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  224. Hannah

    I think that's its silly to get a suspension for shaving your hair in a certain haircut. I mean, yes, it can be distracting, but do you really need to go that far and suspend the guy? Can't you just ask him to put on a hat or something like that? I think that it is pretty amazing that a guy though would go that far to represent his feelings towards his team to shave it on his head for the world to see!!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  225. Casey

    I think that Dustin was just showing support for his team. I've seen haircuts similar in my school, sometimes not even for sports teams but just becuase it's different and unique. It's a form of creative expression and kids should be allowed to do what they want with their hair. What next? Are schools going to tell us that we can't have curly or long hair?

    November 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm |
  226. Melissa

    I don't think that he even should have been warned about his hair the first time! It is an awesome example of freedom of expression and a way to show his spirit. His school claims it's distracting, but who are they to judge that? What would they have thought if he shaved his school's logo into his head?! Shouldn't he be praised for being dedicated to something?

    November 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  227. taelor

    this topic was bazaar i think it is dumb. the kid is supporting his school this and awesome way to show school spirit!!! i think he should of not gotten i.s.s that is just cruel

    November 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm |
  228. Zaire

    I think a student should be able to show their expression about things if it does not offend other students or teachers. But since that is the school policy, I side with the school.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  229. Amber

    I don't think that is fair that they punished him. He is just expressing his freedom of speech in a very creative way. A student getting highlights in his/her hair could be distracting, but they don't suspend students for that...

    November 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm |
  230. Ashley

    Because his hair but wasn't displaying anything obsene. He was simply showing support for his team. I hope that the administrators come to realize that he didn't deserve to have ISS

    November 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  231. samantha

    what about about the right to express yourself??? not cool

    November 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  232. BAILEY


    November 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  233. gullett

    what was the school thinking!! he got a haircut to suportt his favorite team! that ih like someone wearing a jacket or a shirt that has his favorite team and giving him I.S.S! this is like taking his fredom of expression! the scholl has a certain control over you but not your hair.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm |
  234. lynch

    i don't think its a big deal, Dustin should have been given the right to keep his hairstyle, for his hairstyle do harm to nobody, school seems too strict to him

    November 16, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  235. Sepia

    Even if he was only showing his opinion for the team, he really shouldn't have gotten his hair cut that way. Especially if it was against school rules. Rules aren't there to be broken, after all.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  236. Taylor

    That's absurd if the kid wishes to have his hair that way the kid should be able to. no one should tell him how to have it and no one should tell any one for that matter.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  237. Sara

    I don't really think it was wise of Dustin to purposely break the rules under the gize of expressing himself. Yes, it is expressing himself, but going to school comes with rules that are meant to be followed and not broken. You don't die your hair pink if your in the military and then be all, "I'm expressing myself!" And personally I think it would be rather distracting have to look at the back of his head in class.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm |
  238. Ben

    I think that there are other ways for Dustin to express himself. He is breaking the rules of the school that he goes to . He could find a shirt or some thing more appropriate to express how much he cares about his team. That way he is able to express himself and stay out of trouble!

    November 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm |
  239. Micheal

    I think that it shouldn't matter if he cut his hair the way it is. I believe that it is not a distraction to the students but a distraction to the adults and teachers at the school.us kids look at it and go oh cool for like a minute. when the adults look at it they have a problem with it and I don't get how this is a problem. The school has gone too far. Where is our freedom of expression? We still do live in America; don't we? He should have the right to cut and make his hair the way he wants to express himself...

    November 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  240. Miguel

    when i heard it it shocked me and fustrated me, how can you get suspended by a haircut?! when kids all over the world are doing drugs and starving how can a haircut hurt anyone. isnt this a free country? cant we express out devotion by supporting a team with a haircut? getting a suspension because of a haircut is soo acenine.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  241. micheal

    i think that he had a right to do it and for you people saying that he should have gotten a shirt or other piece of clothing to represent his team but what is the difference?nothing!! its the same itsept that its his head. the school needs to reconize that it is not a distracion to the kids but they are making it a distracion by making it a big deal about it..

    November 16, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  242. christina

    I disagree with the way that Dustin's school reacted. It should not matter what he had on his head, he was just showing school spirit. To me it is no different then dressing up in his school colors to show his spirit. Right on Dustin!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:01 pm |
  243. Jacob

    The school warned Dustin Reader prior to him getting the haircut; thus, he deserves the punishment. The hairstyle was a distraction. Next time, wear a jersey or something to support your team. This is school, which is the place to learn and get an education and that should be everyone's main focus. I can't believe this is an issue.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  244. tony

    ok first if then yelled at him for his hair before it could be for something different. and in my rules for my school it says " that no grooming style is styles that will harm you or the poeple around you". come on how is a shaved head going to harm someone. and then it says" grooming and dress which prevent the student for doing his or her best or blocked vision is discouraged, as should be styles that create or likely to create disrupyion of the classroom"
    so what they r saying that people who like to wears chains on there clothers can't do that cuz that can harm someone.
    im not saying they cant ask him to shave the rest off. i ask like 20 people at my school and 18 said that no it would not disrurt them, they siad they would look at it for like min and be done, 2 said that i might be.

    so out of the facts you can see that they have no right to supspend him for THAT.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  245. Lindsey

    Dustin has the right to freely express school spirit! It's not like he was advertising something that isn't school appropriate. About his hair cut breaking the school rules, it was up to his teachers' discretion and it could have been biased. There's a guy at my school who gets lightning bolts shaved into his head sometimes, and it's not a distraction, just something that's pretty cool. The school should be promoting school spirit, not limiting it!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  246. Jessi

    The school is ridiculous because if someone wants to have their hair all decked out and designed, it really shouldn't matter. It's not a really big deal and it's not like it will hurt anybody.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  247. micheal

    dusitin should have the right under the first amendment[freedom of expression] to have his haircut supporting his team. it's his hair he can do whatever he want's to do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm |
  248. JACK

    I don't think that you should get suspended if you have a different type of haircut that the school doesn'tlike .It is just the way you want it not the way the school wants it.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  249. leada

    he should have his freedom of expression and he should be alowd to wear his hair ANYWAY he wants to. This is nawt how most schools have their code of conduct so i think that he should be allowd to keep it exactly the way it is. umm not cool

    November 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  250. Beth

    I think Dustin should be allowed to have his hair like that if other people can wear it styles they like. It's what he wants. Plus if his school thinks it's a distraction why don't they have like uniforms, cause clothes cause problems too. I don't think it's fair.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  251. Beth

    BTW!!! My class in Geography Loves Carl Azuz and his puns!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  252. Beth

    He should wear his hair the way he wants. It's not going to hurt anyone. If the school told me i cant wear my hair like that id just leave and go to another school.

    PS- I love Carl Azuz and His puns!! 🙂

    November 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm |
  253. Stephan

    He should be able to wear whatever he wants in his hair.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  254. Mariana

    i think people are free to express themselves.. i also do think that there could of been another way for Dustin to express himself if he wanted to have a logo, maybe he could of put it somewhere else where it isnt visible or noticeable... and a way to not disturb other kids..

    November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  255. Nolan

    I believe that this story is no different than if his highschool team was doing as good as the bengals and he shaved the school logo into his head...can you tell me the school would still suspend him for the school mascout too?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm |
  256. Jonathan

    I think that he should be put in ISS, after all, he did break the school dress code. No slack should be cut, regardless of the support of the school team. If he wants to cut his hair like that do it for the game then cut the rest off. It might not be distracting to some people, but to others, its a different story.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  257. Miranda

    I think that he should be allowed to stay in class and not go to i.s.s. ll he did was get ahaircut that shows school spirit. What's wrong with that?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  258. Chase

    I say it is not right to suspend Dustin for his cut and i personally follow up his cheers. If this is right to suspend him then the school is controlling your looks and they cannot do that.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  259. tichina

    In a way he was showing school spirit but he should have lined up hi way of showing it with the school policies so in a way he was wrong but he should not have been suspended for it unless he was

    November 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm |
  260. tichina

    Warned repetedly

    November 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm |
  261. alex

    I think he shouldn't have been punished, because even though he was warned, he still was trying to support the team.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  262. Ashley

    I think that the problem with this entire story is that no one is really worried about Dustin. The underlying matter in this coverage is the topic of freedom of expression in hairstyles in schools. The youth of America in public school systems have been complaining and arguing about this topic for awhile. It is hard for most young people to get their voices adequately heard by adults, and therefore, harder for them to recieve support from adults. Dustin is just a symbol for the many people out there in our public school systems of our nations. Dustin is breaking out, and although he has been told he shouldn't wear hairstyles of that nature, Dustin is fighting to display his belief. A belief in which a high majority of America's youth believes in. I'm sure that many of our youth have tried talking to teacher and staff about changes these sorts of rules, but with not much luck. Therefore, what is someone to do in a situation like this, except keep on doing what they think is right? It is his persistence that has gotten him recognition, and although it be only an in-school suspension, it has caught the attention of adults and rule-makers all over the nation. Thank you Dustin, for bringing this matter into the light, and hopefully those adults will start paying attention and realize that we hold power too.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  263. Quinn

    I think he was only trying to express himself, not get get in trouble at school. It would be like wearing your favorite sports team jersey. So, I think the school should of let him cut his hair how he wanted to. I cannot see why they would punish him.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  264. Madi

    I think that Dustin should be able to show his team spirit. I don't think the haircut was distracting, people at my school have haircuts like his and no one cares and we have the distracting hair rule! I think they were being unfair to justin.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  265. Alex

    I believe that the faculty should not be so much worried about a students hair cut, because I am certin that there are bigger issues in the school than just that (the hair cut) alone.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  266. Kreven

    The school was correct in suspending him. When I go to class I go because I want to learn of the subject, not about another student and their fascination with their favorite football team. It was a distraction to others who wanted to learn more and succeed in academics

    November 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  267. Carl

    I think the distracting hair rule is a good rule, but I don't think Dustin's haircut was distracting.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  268. kelsey

    I am siding with Dustin i mean its in the constitution that we have free choice. And we sould be able to have that choice anywhere, even in school.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm |
  269. hannah

    i think it is stupid and against his 1st amendment rights for them to suspend him. i think what they did was totally wrong.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm |
  270. Courtney

    I think Dustin should be able to show his school spirit. I agree with his father that it is the freedom to express himself. There was nothing innappropriate or uncalled for about his hairstyle. Go Dustin!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm |
  271. justin

    i tihnk they should let him be he likes bengals however it was the rule he should follow them.he had faith and i don't think iss for that

    November 17, 2009 at 12:13 am |
  272. Shaq

    I have to side with the school on this one. The rules are the rules and as students we all know them. My opinion on the freedom of expression argument is that I believe that every person is entitled to their rights, but schools also have a right to draw the line.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:17 am |
  273. jerry

    he should not be suspended because he was just trying to encourage his team

    November 17, 2009 at 1:47 am |
  274. yuki

    i think his devotion to his team should be appreciated,but should not allow him to have the kind of hair ...students should respect school's rules;exception will cause another problem.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  275. CAitIE

    i think that he should not be suspended for his hair cut because his hair will most likley be back before the suspention .

    November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  276. Stephen

    My school wont let me do the same thing! If the parents let the kids get the haircut, then the teacher should.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:55 am |
  277. Sierra

    I Dont think it is fair at all. I mean it is hair it will grow back. It is just showing there appreciation to the Bengals.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  278. kristina

    its hair it will grow out!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  279. chelsea

    i don't like haircuts

    November 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  280. Barsilona

    it's not fair for anybody!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE YOU CARL AZUZ!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  281. kasey

    no because i am a girl and i like my hair the way it is.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  282. Tak

    Suspension? why? He is motivating others by showing school spirit!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  283. Kennedy

    He ws only supporting his school's football team so i think he should have gotten suspension for it. But, on the other hand he did brake a school dress code rule so, it didn't really matter if he got suspension or not. It would be OK with me (if I were principal) to have a haircut like that one on hamecoming week. 😀

    November 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  284. Matthew

    I don't think Dustin should get suspended for having a haircut of his favorite team, The Bangles.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  285. takwazi

    it is just a haircut they should just leave it alone

    November 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  286. Josh

    This is so dumb. He likes the Cincinatti Bengals. Now his school is prohibiting it? That is just lame. Still... his school has the Code of Student Conduct which says that it must be okay. Well it is okay. We sshould convince his school that the shave is alright. Seriously, this is really messed up people.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
  287. tyler

    i think that this haircut is perfectly fine, i mean what is the har, in showing team spirt?

    November 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  288. tyler

    even if he had been warned i think it is ok to express for fealings! i mean he should of asked that school first but still i think that its fine i mean its not ganna start a war!~~~~~

    November 17, 2009 at 7:19 pm |
  289. CAitIE

    i think dustin should not be suspended for his hair cut he is just expressing his feelings about the team that he likes it not lik it is a crime or any thing like that at least i dont think it is

    November 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  290. Megan

    I dont think he should get a suspension because he has the right to express himself in anyway. So if he feels like shaving his head let him. Everybody should get there own opinion!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  291. Lucas

    I think they should not of done what he they did. We have NO right to be telling how kids should have their hair. I mean if it is a distraction don't look at it focus on your work or what the teacher is saying. And if his parents did not have a problem no one should.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm |
  292. Katarina

    I think it should be ok because he is sporting team spirit.And that means that he is involed in school and they should be glad about that

    November 17, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  293. Katie

    In my opinion I do not think the boy should have been suspended for sporting a trendy haircut, although if the boy was in fact warned not to get the haircut by the school before, it is his fault. I do not believe the school suspended him for the actaul haircut, but instead suspended him because he did not listen and the school is trying to set a example for the other students.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  294. Mack

    what the bid deal? it's hair! And he is just trying to support his team. the bengals are doing very well this season unlike last year. like it matters.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  295. Ben

    He shouldnt be suspended, it is part of free speech.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  296. Erika

    Getting a suspension just for shaving his head to show his freedom and feelings for the Bengals is something to consider. I don't think giving him a suspension just for that is right. It's better than doing something worse that violates the rules.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:09 am |
  297. Bill

    Read the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines if you want to know why his haircut is fine. As any good Civics student knows, the Constitution is a higher law than school rules, and the Constitution's 1st Amendment protects freedom of expression, even in school.

    November 18, 2009 at 8:29 am |
  298. G

    he should get suspenshin

    November 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  299. Katherine

    WOW! I can't bilive they did that! It's just HAIR! I'd hate to be suspended for that! That is just not fair!

    November 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  300. Hosea

    I think they will suspend peolpe for anything because if a guy likes a team and is getting suspended for cutting his hair of some stupid stripes they wil get but hurt about it. They should give him a apology because that is messed up of what they are doing

    November 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  301. Helen

    I think that the student deserved the punishment because he broke the rule. The rule may need to be looked at again by the school, because I don't think the haircut was that bad. However, it was still a rule, and he should follow it until it is changed!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  302. Michael

    I think he should be allowed to keep it because it is only a haircut. I think he should have asked first to make sure it was OK though.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  303. Shane

    It is not fair. Alot of kids in my school get mohawks, and guess what, they don't get in school suspension!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  304. Spencer

    I think that Dustin was just showing his opinion. He didn't do anything wrong. He just supported the Cincinnati Bengals.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  305. Amani

    a hair cut is a hair cut. the teachers should just deal with the fact that he got it cut like that

    November 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  306. Mitchell


    November 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  307. corey

    I don't think that he should be suspinded, he should be able to express himself in school like everyone else does.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  308. Chad

    I really don't think it was correct for him to get suspended. All he was doing was expressing himself and his team. Some people's hair is much more distracting. It's not like there were any bad symbols or words on his head. In that case the suspension would be fair.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  309. Haley :)

    I do not think that he should be suspended. It was his way of showing his spirit! It is his hair, not the schools nor any one elses! If it continues.. this could turn into something bigger than it already is!

    November 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  310. Loetz

    this is messed up they should've had just left him alone

    November 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm |
  311. Brandon

    I think that maybe they should have talked to him about it but in school suspension is a little to far, its just a haircut and i dont think it deserves that much punishment

    November 18, 2009 at 8:39 pm |
  312. Jaxson

    I think that he is just suporting his favorite team. I think he has rights to show his entusiasim

    November 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  313. Liz

    I think that what the school did was unfair. We live in a free country, and I feel that schools have no right to take that freedom away. I get the dresscodes, but why should the school restrict haircuts?!?!?!

    November 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  314. Katie

    I think that Dusin's haircut is perfectly fine. At least he is showing school spirit, I would have a different opinion if his haircut was offensive to anybody.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  315. cameron

    man i think they should be allowed i have an afro right now and i do no want it to be cut off

    November 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  316. Catherine

    I don't think that our freedom of speech should be denied in school. They should not have punished him for that. We should have the freedom to have the freedom of speech everywhere not in just certain places.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm |
  317. Catherine

    I think that they should have just left him alone. It's just a hair cut and I mean sure it's a little extreme, but we never get to do any thing else fun or out there. So let the kid have his fun!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  318. Hunter

    He was warned in the past, and he went too far. He should of asked if he could have it, and if he was told he wouldn't be in this situation. End of story.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  319. Ian

    His suspension seems ridiculous to me. He's only changing the way that he looks, and as long as it's nothing inappropriate, there's no reason why he should be punished. It's just like suspending someone for dying his or her hair.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  320. Becca

    a haircut shouldnt matter to anyone. and that school is just extremly controling. its silly to give that kid an in school just because his hair had a logo of a football team honestly why does it matter. its his hair and he can do with it whatever he wants to. i think its jus another way that school is trying to take our freedom away.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  321. beverly

    i dont think that Dustins haircut is at all a distraction to the school. although he has been warned before about his hair he should be allowed to express himself as an American citizen and an individual. he suspension seems outrageous. how is supporting a football team at all wrong.

    November 19, 2009 at 2:44 am |
  322. Shemar

    I believe that you have control of whatever you want to do by getting your hair cut a certain way. If your parents are proud and don't have a problem with it, the Principal shouldn't have a say-so of it.

    November 19, 2009 at 8:48 am |
  323. Gavin

    He is only suporting his team ,what is the big deal?It's not even distracting!

    November 19, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  324. tyler

    this kid should not get suspended just because of a haircut! that's kind of stupid and anyway it really would not matter is the students were so noisy

    November 19, 2009 at 9:21 am |
  325. MiKi

    That is so dumb! it's bad enough that we should have to go to school, now they're telling us that we can't do our hair how we want to? That's just wrong.

    November 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  326. Luke

    I think the the student was in the wrong because it was in the rules of his school and he had been warned before. Cases like this have already been brought to the supreme court and have lost. He should just wear a tee shirt of this favorite team instead of shaving it into his head.

    November 19, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  327. Rachel

    Its absolutely ridiculous that the school is making such a big deal out of a haircut! The haircut isn't offensive to anyone and suspending him because of it is extreme. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression when it doesn't hurt anyone, even kids.

    November 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  328. Emily

    I think this is very stupid and unfair. I don't think its doing any harm to any students or teachers. The in school suspension was uncalled for

    November 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  329. Samuel

    the school is just enforcing their rules. The child was warned against his hair and he disobeyed. As said before freedoms are different in schools than outside of it.

    November 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  330. Joey

    if he was really suspended for a haircut, that is pure insanity. this 8th grader can have his hair any way he wants. the school needs to cool down, a lot.

    November 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm |
  331. Sofia

    You should worry about it. When I go to school there is no tank tops so you know what I do I don’t were them.

    November 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  332. Stacy

    i think they shouldnt give him suspension because tht is child abuse and tht is really bad

    November 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  333. Cheeseburger

    He sholdnt be suspensed.

    November 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  334. Alyce

    I don't think that he suspened over something like a haircut. I would understand if it was drugs or something. He was suporting his team and they say thats distracting, PINK hair is distracting.

    November 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  335. Evan

    i think he should because he was warned with this haircut. But than i think he shouldn't because it is a violation of the school code.

    November 19, 2009 at 7:31 pm |
  336. Victoria

    I think that a suspension for a hair cut is uncalled for .....Now if it was 3' long purple mohawk i could under stand why he would get a suspension

    November 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm |
  337. Hannah

    Oh my god! That is so mean. Dustin Reader totally should not have gotten suspended. That is so stupid. All he was doing was showing love for his team. I actually think that is a great idea to get your hair shaved because you can always show your spirit no matter where you are, but I think it is stupid that he couldn't do it. Anyway, it is his choice. The school shouldn't tell him what to do.

    November 19, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  338. Ambria

    I believe that it's just hair and the teachers should cut him some slack.

    November 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm |
  339. Chris

    The school over reacted in the situation and acted in a very unjust way, but you have to look at it form the school's perspective, I did not see how the hair cut looked. Maybe it the teachers and staff first thought it was gang related at first sight, and that's how it probably looked. The school, when they diciplined Dustin probably tried to define a line of what they would not tolerate and not take as something on the levels of a gang, the school was only trying to protect the students in their school from something like that, they should have asked what the hair cut was intended for and just told him not to do something like that again instead of suspending him. Yet again this could just be another attention stunt.

    November 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  340. Mikealah

    Its cool that Dustin supports his team, and he should be able to shave his head the way he did,(its his head not ours), but if he was told not to before he should of thought about it a little bit more carefully.

    November 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  341. Livvie

    Ok to me this is ridiculous! There are 3 girls in my school with colored hair...they dont get in trouble for that! What is the difference? Seriously! Have they ever heard of the thing freedom of speech? Well in this case it is freedom of hair...yeah! lol!! Haha But still that is very stupid!!

    November 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  342. Maddie

    I think that he should not have got suspension but punish differently

    November 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  343. Cameron

    I just don't see how shaving a haircut could be so disrtacting I mean I might look at it for a second but not distract me all school day.

    November 20, 2009 at 10:04 am |
  344. Suesan

    I dont think he should have been suspended! He had the right to ahve that haircut. but on other hand since he has already been warned he should have known not to do it .

    November 20, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  345. Katie

    In my opinion, I believe that the haircut is not innappropriate or offensive in any way. It is self expression, and wether or not he was warned about it, he should not be penalized.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  346. Anonymous

    I do not think that he should have been suspened for showing his spirit for an team in the NFL.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  347. Jocelyn

    I don't think this boy should've been suspended, like his father said it's an example of freedom of speech. The logo shaved on his head was a team logo, it wasn't profanity, and it didnt deal with anything inappropriate. In my opinion, the school code is a bit exagerrated.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  348. Tani

    In my opinion, this is rediculous!!! students should have the right to express themselfs in any way they whant... as long as it dosen' t harm nobody.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  349. Josh

    I think if they want to have their team logo in their hair then they can have it. This is freedom of expression and his parents should get his suspension overturned.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  350. Bryan

    I dont think he should be suspended, it's the kids right to wear his hair however he wants it. As long as his hair isnt offensive then it should not be a hassle. Why limit his freedom of expression rights??

    November 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  351. Yolande

    how is a hair cut hurting anyone? ITS NOT. Administrators need to stop worrying about small things like how a person is wearing thier hair and start worrying about teaching their class.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  352. shanika

    it's amazing how school's find the little things to get a student put out of school, however the school system whines about how kids do not come to school enougn. this is why kids are dropping out, also skip every time they get. they continue to say we need to grow up but continue to treat us like a kid. they need to get it together quick before something worse occurs....what would have been different if he was not in school??????

    November 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  353. Eric

    The haircut in some terms is worth the hassle. I personally believe it is. Though freedom is cut pretty much by half once you enter a school, That is a haircut, its a style, same as sagging pants is a style, suspending a student because of a haircut, or style to be more specefic can be obsurd. The only issue is the fact that he was forwarned prior to the incedent. Therefore allowing for some sort of action to be taken in response. Overall, to me, completely worth the hassle because no one can stop you from expressing yourself the way you feel. This is AMERICA, home of the free right???

    November 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  354. Bart

    i Think Schools Are Going Overboard With Dress Code Policies

    November 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  355. Keri

    I agree with Dustin he has a right to get his haircut the way he wants to. I think its stupid for the school system to treat him like that. I am currently in school and if the school system were to tell me I couldn't cut my hair a certain way, I would go against the system. Its a pride thing and it isn't like he harmed anyone so let him cut his hard the way he wants to.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  356. Dominque

    I think that he should be able to get his haircut anyway he wants it because it's a way to express himself . My cousin has had a similar experience when the yankees won the world series he went and got the yankees logo cut into his head along with his favorite player Alex Rodreguez and his number.His school suspended him because hes puerterican and suspected him of gang affiliation.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  357. TANNiA

    I don't think that's fair at all!!! He can cut his hair how ever he wants to, that's none of their business it's not harming anybody.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  358. Jon

    His haircut is dumb and he should of not put a bengals symbol in his hair

    November 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  359. Glen

    Schools are so strict. Girls get to wear their hair any way they want. When the last time you heard of a girl who got suspended for their hair.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  360. Eva

    That's kind of stupid,suspending a kid when he has the right to get his hair cut however he wants to get it cut. This is America and we fought to have freedom of expression no one should take that away from you or anyone else.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm |
  361. Anonymous

    Its freedom of speech. People are dumb. People need to chill.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  362. Jake

    I think that having your own haircut is a freedom of expression that should be allowed. There are hundreds of different hair styles and his should not be the one that gets hated on.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  363. Meghan:)

    If he is supporting his favorite team, and was only going to wear it for one day and shave it off, it would be fine...
    but he isn't.

    November 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  364. Matt

    I truly think that the suspension AND the rule is uncalled for. Dustin was just showing some fan spirit. The school overreacted in the situation. Some schools even have Crazy Hair Day! The school created a ridiculous rule and should remove it from the school conduct book immediately.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  365. Armind

    It does not matter how you dress and look.It only matters how you learn because school is about learning not dressing and getting a referral if u dress wrong..

    November 22, 2009 at 9:45 am |
  366. Paris

    They shouldn't have suspended him, all of the teachers at school tell us to express ourselves, well that's what he was doing. They say he went to far when he expressed himself. I say there are no limits to self expression.

    November 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  367. sarah

    suspended for a haircut?!? thats dumb. most schools want school spirit

    November 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  368. BAILEY :)

    He sould be able to show his spirt for his school. How would you like it if got expelled, because of your haircut? : / 🙂

    November 22, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  369. Mina 02

    In class, I would have said that one should follow the school rules. However, personally, I think it is freedom to express one's hairstyles in the schools. If that is a strict school, the haircut rule is something strict. However, if he is a member of the school, he should follow the school rules, regarding that he is the member of the school. Maybe the school can give him a extraordinary case, however, it is not seemed to be.

    November 22, 2009 at 8:58 pm |
  370. Sunim

    I believe it is too cruel that he was given in-school suspension only for the reason that he has different hair-style. Of course, difference makes people feel uneasy, but I think protecting the right of expressing one's spirit and thoughts is more important. Punishing for his unconventional haircut is like not admitting that each person has different characteristics.

    November 23, 2009 at 5:16 am |
  371. Hui

    I think in-school suspension on him was so strict that it should be revised. I totally agree with school's hair style refulation. But, what is 'distracting hair design' exactly? It's hard to devied into just two sides which are distraction or not distracting. And he is just a middle-school student. I think his hair style shows his pure passion for the team. So school should degrade their punishment. /Hui, S. Korea.

    November 23, 2009 at 6:30 am |
  372. kwanh

    I think it depends on each school because each school has appropriate knowledge about their region and environment.

    November 23, 2009 at 6:48 am |
  373. Woo

    What's wrong with his hair? It's nothing but just a showing of his spirit for the team.

    November 23, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  374. Stacy

    suspension for him that isnt fair because its his hair and they shoukldnt bother it. some schools want kids to be like that because they have school spirt!!!!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  375. Meong

    I think that boy need to be punished. Every school has a rule to maintain school well. Breaking this rule can make bad effects to other students. And this is his second time so he shouldn't do same falt again after being warned once to teacher.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  376. Jae

    I think Dustin should not be suspended. The child have a right to decide his hairstyle, if he doesn't harm other people. Besides, there is freedom of expression. He was just showing support for his team.
    What is 'distracting' haircut? There aren't objective standards that decide what is distracting haircut.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  377. Evan

    I think it is dimb for the school not to allow it. It is against against your consitional rights.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  378. Austin

    It would hurt because why pay more? Does the government want nobody to buy sugar????

    November 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  379. Bryant

    Yet another ridiculous case, being in ROTC for four years, the school staff did not mind that we had short haircuts; as far as this case in concerned; the school should not care what a student does with their hair; I mean if the want a certain haircut, it is their constitutional right and they should be allowed to express themselves the way they seem fit.

    November 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  380. Jin-Hoi

    I think Dustin does not deserve to the supspension. First, I do not agree with the opinion that various hair styles are distracting to studying. For example, in university there are lots of people having splendid hair styles. However, it does not have a bad effect on study at university. Rather, it is helpful to make the university atmosphere good for free discussion and thinking. It is not a rational argument that Dustin's hair style is distracting to studying. Therefore, I think the school should not punish Dustin so much.

    November 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  381. James

    I think it is not so good for shool guys. Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards. And shool also has rules itself that students have to follow. If it is allowed, I think others will follow it so that students will be difficult to manage.

    November 23, 2009 at 11:10 pm |
  382. Jung-hwan

    I think human rights must be respected. But the boy is too young and student. There are rules of school. He have to observe rules.

    November 24, 2009 at 2:47 am |
  383. jin

    I think it's not fair. Suspending Dustin is above my comprehension. He just changed his hair style to honor his team. He has freedom of expression and school can not violate it. And I think 'distracting haircut' doesn't have an objective standard. It's so subjective. There are possibility to abuse this rule.

    November 24, 2009 at 2:52 am |
  384. Heeyeon

    What is a distracting hair style? There is no distinct rule or meaning in the word 'distracting'.If the school wanted to blame his hair cut, there should have been clear statements about hair such as students can not dye their hair in white.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:33 am |
  385. Hyeong

    It is unfair to punish student because of his haircut. He has desire to express his characteristics and interest. Also he has right to handle his body or hair.
    So it is unfair to give him in-school suspension. His haircut was permitted by his father. Since his father has permitted his haircut, school doesn't have right to rule student's haircut.
    I'm sorry about this situation because I think school make student something like factory made things.

    November 24, 2009 at 4:12 am |
  386. Gina

    I think that his suspension is not fair. Because he has right to determine his style and we should regard this style as long as it disservices to other people. And i think his style does not disservice to other people enough to recieve in-school suspension.

    November 24, 2009 at 4:14 am |
  387. yeji

    He should be suspended because he did violate the rules of school. I think he known that rules before he shaved his hair, but he did it. However, I know that the school's rules are very strict. Dustin should be punished but after, school must reform the strict rules for respecting student's spirit.

    November 24, 2009 at 4:23 am |
  388. Jeong

    If anyone didn't get hurts, there's no right for school to violate his right to express himself by doing so.
    Also, there's no evidence that distracting haircut makes students fuzzy when they study. It's very subjective and stupid thought.
    It's an example of school official's conversative thinking and lack of understanding on private right.
    That kind of rules should be eliminated and the suspension should be cancelled.

    November 24, 2009 at 6:04 am |
  389. Jong

    I believe Dustin's hair style doesn't matter at all. He has personal freedom. It is not fair to give Dustin warnings because of his hair style. Hair style is personality. Furthermore, He was only showing his devotion to his team.

    November 24, 2009 at 6:10 am |
  390. dahye

    There is no doubt that school's code of conduct should be kept to maintain the school, but I think it is too much to give that punishment because of student's hairstyle; every rule has its exception.

    November 24, 2009 at 8:01 am |
  391. Hwang

    I think that school can't suspend students having strange hair-style. Schools suggests that concentration on the hair-style can disturb students's will to study, but It is not upon to hair-style. Some research shows that making someone's appearance good can make someone's behavior good.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  392. Jaeyong

    I think that punishing Dustine's decision is not fair. Every human has a right to choice the way to express their spirit and his haircut was just a way to express his spirit. Of course, It is unknown whether the exact code that limiting the hairstyles exists or not, and the existence of the code can be a reason for suspending him. If Dustine should be suspended, however, then other student who wears a cap or a T-shirt of sports team should be suspended, too. Therefore the opinion of the school can not be justified.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:51 am |
  393. Baek

    I think that breaking the rule is breaking the rule. Since that boy is the member of school, the boy should follow the rule. The school is soiety, and in soiety, if someone violates the rule, that men must be punished. if not, welcome to criminal world! Furthermore, if the school does not regulate student's hair style, every single boy's and girl's hair will go crazy.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  394. Ju-hyung

    I think Dustin should be punished. I believe the school regulation is justifiable, because someone's hairstyle can distract concentration of other students to class, but I also admit that someone who regards the rule as a irrational thing can exist. However, there is a famous wise saying that a law is a law, however undesirable it may be. Breaking the rule can stir up discipline of the school, and everyone can think that "I can also break every rule in school." That is a serious thing. In addition, someone can point out the vagueness of the school rule. However, in case of Dustin, school already warned him. Therefore if school suspends him, he doesn't have any right to protest. If Dustin hadn't liked the school rules, he should have found other schools.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  395. Jieun

    In my opinion, in-school suspension to that boy is fair. Every school has rules to maintain school well. If school allow his Bengal stripes shaped hair style, it also has to allow other unique hair style-perming or coloring. In that case school rule can't be maintain and also school itself.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  396. Joongmin

    i don't think he should've punished because a person's hairstyle can be decided by his freedom. If one's freedom doesn't harm others' freedom, it should be allowed to behave freely. In Dustin's case, he didn't harm any others' freedom. Also, the boundary of school's decision – his haircut is too distracting – is too ambiguous. So, the punishment was not just, I think.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  397. Ye

    I think in-school suspension on him was so strict. what is 'distracting hair design' exactly? It's hard to devied into just two sides which are distraction or not distracting. And I think his hair style just shows his sincere passion for the team. So school punishment should be revised.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  398. Jin

    Although I understand the school's purpose of punishing Dustin, I don't think that it is right. The "unique" hairstyle of Dustin can have the possibility to affect other students' studying, but it is because they are not accustomed to his haircut. Whenever the other students are accustomed to Dustin's haircut, it would not be a problem. And considering this, it is better to protect Dustin's rights of freedom.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  399. zhang

    I think Dustin should not be gived warnings about his hair. In my opinion it is just his expresible of devotion for his team , so it may be understanded by his school. The school is not very free for their students. The students have rights to choice his hairstyle.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  400. Ahn

    I think, hairstyle of student is student's right. School can't disturb their right. It is one of their ways to express their individuality. If there were standarization on their hair, it seems like jail, and students will have dissatisfaction.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:56 am |
  401. eunbin

    I think that Dustin shouldn't have gotten that haircut .
    That would be against the rules .
    We can everything after complete a course.
    we should follow the rules and we obey the school rules if we student.

    November 24, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  402. Cyra

    I think its dumb that he would get suspended .iTS JUST A HAIRCUT ,IT DOESNT MEAN ANY THING BAD!!!!

    November 24, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  403. so

    He should be punished because the main purpose of student's going school is to study. However, his behavior can be disturbance to other student;s studying and showed as rebel to the teachers. Students should listen to teacher's saying and follow the rules. By doing this students learn to live in the community which have rules the people should follow.

    November 24, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  404. juhwan

    I think rules of the school should be respected. But rules of school are so vague. So that rules are not persuasive. What are bases of that rule? if i had been Dustin, i was embarassed and i didn't agree with school's rule. I think individuality is more important than school rule. Dustin should not be suspended. His intention was not distracting but expressing spirit.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  405. Aaron

    this is not fair at because students have the right to express themsleves freely even if its a horrible team

    November 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  406. myia

    in my mind i do believe that that young chilkd should not have been supsended for he's hair cut. he's father explain how every child should be able of just have to Opportunity to express there feelings when it come to being unique i understand when it come to school you have a limited way of expessin themselfs but they just shorting it let the students have to there right to the first admendment

    November 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  407. Donte=(

    I Believe he should've been suspended simply because someone had to be made an example out of. People are acting like hes an unexpected victim even though hes been warned before. This is just the beginning, soon people are going to have polkadotted and striped haircuts. its a distractions to other kids and does not make a good look for your school.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  408. Naija

    I think that Dustin should follow the rules in school.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  409. Seok

    It's so not fair. He has a right to cut his hair by a way that he want.
    There are not good reasons that school punished him.
    School doesn't have any right about cutting his hair to him.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  410. sang

    I think that suspension to Dustin is reasonable. Although individuality is important, the rule is more important in school. And Dustin did not observe the rule despite school's warnings. If school administrators did not punish about his fault, it will be bad influence to other students.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  411. Lauren

    I think the students should be alowed to express themselves how ever they want and not have to be suspended!

    November 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  412. Taeuk

    The school said Dustin violated the rule : they prohibits distracting haircuts. However, What is distracting haircuts? the meaning of the rule is so vague. It can be distracting haircuts or not if the school choose. Therefore , the measure was so strict.

    November 24, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  413. Elizabeth

    Since the student was warned before, I think punishing him is fair, even though it was just a logo. Students have to follow the code of conduct; that's the way it is. Also, I don't think it's worth the hassle to argue so much. It's just a haircut. There are plenty of other ways to express your feelings appropriately.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  414. Lee

    Although there is the right of freedom for any person in this earth in constitution, even in United States, but also students are supposed to respect and obey regulations of their own organiztions, like school, firms.

    November 24, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  415. Anna

    Schools should not be in charge of the way you dress, cut your hair, or express yourself in any other way! The school shouldn't have been able to do anything about his hair, for Pete's sake!

    November 25, 2009 at 1:37 am |
  416. Eunju

    School is a room for studying. Eventhough it performs many other services, school's the first foundation purpose is educating social notions for students. So, it is a tacit understanding that nat distract other class mate for study in class. School has their own rules to protect students from as obstruction which disturb them from study. In this case, I think his hair style can be an obstacle for other students to concentrate on teacher's teaching, It's too strange to ignore or stop thinking about it, and many students may have interested in his hair style rather than study. Like this way, his strange hair style can be an disturbance for others to study unintentionaly. Therefore, I think he need to cut his hair more neatly, that do not distract other friend's studying.

    November 25, 2009 at 1:56 am |
  417. Yong

    I also think the school should have not punished him. What's wrong with the change of 'his' hair. School administer say it disturbs other students. But is that true?? Almost all the students are not disturbed at all about other friend's hair style. I, as a student, know this well than any other else. In Korea, almost all the schools give freedom to students, except that they tried to insult someone.

    November 25, 2009 at 2:52 am |
  418. lee

    I think it is satisfy, but it shows an image of opposition
    so many students are affective negative image.
    so i thik it is important for many students than some boys .

    November 25, 2009 at 8:53 am |
  419. Juntae

    I think student need freedom of expression. If it is limited due to student, It is unfair to punish. It give students freedom for action. Although many people are afraid that it cause disorder, students have ability to control their action. So, it isn't trouble at all.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:13 am |
  420. Soo

    I think that Dustin's Hairstyle don't have any problem. His hairstyle is his freedom. And Like Dustin's father's opinion, the design of his hair doesn't distracting and shouldn't be a problem. His hairstyle is just expression of his individuality. That is why school should admit his hairstyle.

    November 25, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  421. Gabriel

    the only thing i don't understand why school restrict our freedom of speech this is one way to show it and their trying to get the boy in trouble but its there choice they are the higher authority to us in school but if i did that at my school they wouldnt have a problem with that but in my medical program they would of get on my case on the haircut.

    November 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  422. huev

    totally nt fair

    November 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  423. Hyeong

    The school is tending to be overacting. I do not think that hairstyles are distracting. I do not think that hairstyles can have a negative effect on studies, and think that there may be more negative effects when he is oppressed. The rules are irrational and should be fixed.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm |
  424. Joo

    I don't think Dustin's hair is a problem for a suspension. Of course, he broke the rule, and it's wrong behavior. However, we have to think about that the rule is really proper. Is that a real the hair is related to the concentration? Have you been feel very distracted when your friend's hair is special (or awesome)? Moreover, Don't you think that restricting the hair is more stressful? It can also make students all same. So, I think school should think about the hair cut regulating, and punishment of Dustin once again.

    November 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm |
  425. Sang

    I don't think that Dustin should get in-school suspension just because of his haircut. I agree that his haircut is somewhat different from that of ordinary students', but that cannot be the reason of punishment. Haircut can be the way that one expresses his or her own character, so school should be generous to their students' appearance including haircut.

    November 26, 2009 at 12:09 am |
  426. thiago

    i think Dustin should not have been suspended because of his haircut. He was merely showing team spirit and that does not deserve punishment.

    November 26, 2009 at 7:49 am |
  427. Terrina

    I think you could wear what you want on your head.I could understand if it was racist but if its only a football team its harmless.Schools always make up dumb excuses for lttle things.The boy should go on strike for freedom to wear whatever he want on his head,besides racist comments.

    November 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  428. Daphney

    I think that the boy should not have been supensed just for a hear cut. It's a public school and people have the right to express themselves. The haircut was even representing the school's mascot.

    December 1, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  429. Scott

    We're studying the Tinker vs. Des Moines School District court case of 1969 in my 9th grade government class right now. That's about the kids that wore armbands to school as a silent protest against our involvement in the war in Vietnam. They were suspended for refusing to remove them. They claimed the school district was taking away their freedom of expression which was guaranteed in the US Constitution. I'm wondering if that case would apply here. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the kids saying that there was no evidence their actions were interfering "with the schools work" or the "individual rights of other students'" opportunity for a safe and fair education." I think the same... it's no big deal. If the kid had been doing it before, the other kids were used to it and you can't tell me it was an interference with the school's work. They wasted a ton of valuable time that should have been better put to use focusing on actually teaching the kids – that is what they get paid for!

    December 2, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  430. Stacy

    i think they shouldnt do that because if it is the princibals hair and if the princebal didnt like it it would still be the same

    December 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  431. vanessa

    i think its stupid that he gets suspended for his hair..... kids can do whatever they want with their hair.. i dont think his haircut was THAT distracting anyways...

    December 2, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  432. MARjORiE


    December 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  433. Karla

    I think it's not fair, it doesnt matter . He is just expressing him self. It's not like he representing drugs or anything.

    December 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm |
  434. Jesse

    I dont think that this student should be suspended for having a fad haircut even though hes just supporting a team. Its not like it could harm anyone. If its just a style he should be able to wear it just like styles of clothes, he should also be able to express himself and one way he can do that is by his haircut.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  435. donnie

    i dont think he should be suspended because he is just supporting his team. students should be allowed to express them selves with haircuts and other accesories without being punished.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  436. Alex

    I think the student can wear his hair the way he want. I remeber teacher used to tell me I couldnt cut my hair that way either and they would try to make fun of me. But I still cut it the way I wanted cause I have my rights. The student also has rights. So he shouldnt be suspended.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:20 am |
  437. donald

    i think he shouldent have done another design haircut if they told him no the first time he should have known the concequences.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  438. Anonymous

    I think its not fair that parents get blamed.

    December 3, 2009 at 1:50 pm |
  439. pierre

    i think it is unfair that he got suspended for expressing his freedom of speech kids express their feelings in every way why is he any different.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  440. Amy

    I don’t think he should have been suspended from school. He was just trying to show his school SPIRIT!!!

    December 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  441. Morgan

    Their hair is their hair, they can do whatever they want unless it involes something bad. Is it bad to have team spirit???? The hair cut should be appropirate because it is not harming anything.

    December 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  442. Sophie

    WOW, that seems a little extreme if ya know what I mean... Why would you want to do that??? It is a little weird. I would never do that! Who even are that sports team???? I have never heard of them. It is OK to express your self with clothes or even natural hair styles, but this????

    December 4, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  443. Maddie

    I think that is silly. The poor boy shouldn't be 'in the doghouse' because of a haircut. He is just expressing himself. If it was O.K with his mama and dada I say if he likes it so much leave him alone!!!

    P.S I LOVE your show and you are really funny and are my favorite anchor, Carl Azuz

    December 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  444. shayla

    not fair at all in fact its completely idiotic he enjoys the team so his is showing his team spirit schools should let their students be unique instead of a bunch of walking talking all the same robots

    December 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  445. Kayla

    Their hair is their hair! no one should be introuble for supporting that. Don't the school want us to have "school spirit? "

    December 5, 2009 at 12:58 am |
  446. Anna

    I think that is a really unfair suspension. It's your choice what you do with your hair, and if anyone should get in trouble, it's his parents. They were the one's who let him cut his hair like that, and maybe, the people who cut it. Lots parents cut their child's hair. I think that they shoundn't have suspended the poor kid for rooting for a sports team.

    December 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  447. Nyiesha:)

    I think the school shouldn't have put him in iss because of his haircut. Yea , sure he was warned , but kids will be kids and i'm sure he didn't mean any harm he's just a big fan .


    December 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  448. Emmy

    He should probably get some consequence, he was told it was against the rules, but expulsion is way overboard. Its interfering with freedom of expression. It would be a different story if it had swears or drug references on it, but it didnt. Kids would look for 5 minutes and then get over it.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  449. Hannah

    I get that he was warned but he should be free to have his hair however he chooses. It is not like it was something bad. He was just trying to show spirit for his team. If it is ok with his mom and dad it should be ok in school.

    December 8, 2009 at 4:56 pm |