Seven year-old second grader Adam Stinnett has an older brother who served in Afghanistan, so he decided that he too wanted a “high and tight” haircut. Cool, huh? Nice little homage to his big bro. Unfortunately not everyone saw it that way because we’re all such pussies now.
One of the people who didn’t like his tribute was the principal at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee. You see, one day after getting his haircut Adam Stinnett was sent to the principal’s office and given a note to take home telling his parents that his haircut was unacceptable. They called his haircut a distraction. His mom says that she was told that he couldn’t even return to school until he changed his hair.
(Commence shaking your head now.)
Adam’s mother Amy says she told the school the haircut was not a mohawk, that it was a military haircut. “Well, we’re not a military school and that it has to be cut or he cannot return to school until it is,” was the response Amy says was given to her by the school. “It broke my heart. It pretty much crushed a seven-year-old’s dreams” Amy stated.
“The school should be ashamed of themselves. Is the way I feel. They have shamed a lot of military personnel,” Amy told Fox 17 News. Seven-year-old Adam says he just wants his old haircut back. His mother just wants an apology and says she won’t rest until she gets one.
Oh yeah, Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School? It was named after a soldier from McMinnville who was killed in Vietnam.