School cuts student's hair without telling parent

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By Courtney Lane - bio - email

ORE CITY, TX (KLTV) - 15 year old Logan Jones had a longer hairstyle. One that was out of policy with ore city schools. He was assigned on campus suspension Monday. That night, his mom said she trimmed his hair, but it was still out of compliance.

"Logan was going to trim it himself so he wouldn't have to go back to OCS and Mr. Wright goes, 'No, let Ms. [name not given] do it and so she did,'" said Logan's mom, Tina Crutcher.

Ore City's superintendent decline to go on camera regarding this issue but he did give a statement detailing what he said happened.

"He (Logan) asked office personnel to do it, and it was cut enough to meet policy," said the superintendent.

"It was crooked up here and the sides were uneven and it just looked ridiculous," said Tina.

Logan's mom then took him to sport-clips in longview to get it fixed.

"I wanted to take pictures of it but he wouldn't let me cause it was so bad," she said.

"I think they had just shortened it at the collar, mainly and a little bit at the bangs," said Julie Curry with Sport Clips. "But he had a real long straight look. So we took it to a more updated style with a clipper-cut in the back."

Ore City's superintendent said this is the first time he's heard of a student getting their hair cut at school. Logan's mom hopes that from now on, parents will be notified first.

"That's my kid, you know," said Tina. "Y'all do not have the right to touch his hair."

The school district said Logan had been warned his hair style was out of policy.