Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Educator Sent Home for Dyeing Hair Green

‘A 9th-Grade Mentor who works at Lower Richland High School was sent home Monday morning, because he says the school didn’t like the color he dyed his hair.

Michael Rice says Lower Richland High School’s principal called the mentor into his office shortly after the first block of the day ended.

Rice says Principal Marvin Byers told him his green hair color was “over the top.” The mentor says he wore his hair colored with the Luck of the Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Rice says he just wanted to give fellow staff members and students a good-natured laugh.

“I had a lot of people saying, ‘Wow, I can’t believe you’re getting sent home,'” Rice say, “But no one had anything negative to say.” [..]

“It’s not easy being green,” Rice says.’

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