Each morning parents send their children off to school in the hopes that the precious development of their education will be the main focus of the school system. However, a school in New York seems to hold another issue as vitally important as their students receiving quality education.
Seventeen-year-old Lucas Hull was excited over his new haircut. Although mohawks are against the rules of the Notre Dame High School in Batavia, Hull had requested permission before paying for the special cut.
Hull believed he had a fair chance at keeping his new style since the assistant principal told him he’d have to see the hairdo first in order to decide if the faux-hawk would be allowed.
On September 23, Hull walked with his head held high into the school.
“My brother had so much confidence in him that day, and he was just ready to face the world,” said sophomore Lauren Hull.
Lucas was immediately called into the cafeteria where the assistant principal gave him the thumbs down, saying, “You have the choice to either go home or get it cut.”
The assistant principal then pulled out a shaver and begin to cut Lucas’ hair in front of the boy’s classmates.
“I thought it looked good and I felt good about it, and then he started cutting and it felt really bad. Just having people watch and have that done to you,” he said while tearing up. “It kind of felt humiliating and inhumane and, you know, it kind of crushed my spirits for the day.”
Not only did the assistant principal shave him bald, his hair was patchy in places.
“It was a really bad haircut, I mean, there were patches where I could barely feel any hair,” Hull added.
Denise Hull, Lucas’ mother, claims her son was deliberately humiliated, having his self-esteem smashed.
“I think there are scars that go a lot deeper than the haircut; you know of that what happened that particular day,” she said.
The school has since released a statement:
“The assistant principal has since apologized to the student, his parents, and the school community for his error in judgment in cutting the student’s hair in the student’s homeroom before discussing the violation with the student’s parents.”
Courtesy of Mad World News