A father is fuming after his daughter was sent home from school for having long bright white DREADLOCKS.
Angry Darren Benson, 39, is angry with teachers at George Pindar School after 13-year-old Chanise Benson caused a stir with her hairdo. He splashed out £140 for her to have the style – which looks like the henchman twins from The Matrix sequels.
Chanise had the style done for her sister’s birthday during the half term break – but was sent home from school when she went back. But Mr Benson has accused the school of “double standards”- because a friend of hers of Jamaican descent is allowed dreads.
The teenager was sent home from the school in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, after she broke school uniform rules. Mr Benson, 39, said: “It cost £140 and will stay in her hair for a year so it won’t be coming out. One of her friends at the school, who has Jamaican heritage, has the same style of hair cut but with a red stripe in it rather than white and she has been allowed to remain.”Mr Benson added: “I’ve read the policy regarding haircuts – and I can’t see what rule she has broken.” A policy document on the school’s website states: ‘Please note we do not allow extreme, unnatural hairstyles or colouring. Any hair accessories should be of a practical nature and should not be decorative.”