Dad fuming after teen was sent home from school for having £140 bright white BRAIDS

October 27, 2016 | by | 3 Comments

swns_dreadlock_ban_04A dad is fuming after his daughter was sent home from school for having this incredible haircut – of long bright white DREADLOCKS.

Angry Darren Benson, 39, has given teachers at George Pindar School the hairdryer treatment 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 Darren has accused the school of “double standards”- because a friend of hers of Jamaican-descent is allowed dreads.

Chenise Benson 14

Chenise Benson 14

The teenager was sent home from the school in Scarborough, North Yorks., after she broke school uniform rules.

Darren, 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.”

Darren, of Scarborough, North Yorks., added: “I’ve read the policy regarding haircuts – and I can’t see what rule she has broken.”

George Pindar school in Scarborough

George Pindar school in Scarborough

Mr Benson says he contacted North Yorkshire County Council which told him he had to raise his objection with his daughter’s school directly.

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.

‘If you are in doubt please contact your child’s tutor at the school. Hair should be no shorter than a Grade 3 cut.

‘Please be aware that what is and is not acceptable will be decided by the school in line with this policy and the school’s decision is final.swns_dreadlock_ban_05‘Please note that in sending your child to George Pindar School that you are agreeing to ensure your child abides by this policy.

‘If you have any queries or questions regarding any aspect of uniform, jewellery, hairstyle, please could you contact the school.’

A George Pindar School spokesperson said: “It is the first time I have heard about the matter and obviously, with it being half-term, there is no way I can get the full background details about the matter.”

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  1. Dashi says:

    Pershendetje.Me siguri ai mesuesi qe e ka perjashtu kete vajze nga shkolla per modelin e flokve ka studju ne shkollen e partise ketu ne Tirane dhe eshte ende me tesren e partis punes ne xhep.Komunist hesapi qe lufton shfaqjet e “huaja” sic e ka mesu partija.

  2. Shamontiel says:

    I read this story, but I’m concerned about why the writer and/or editor approved calling this hairstyle “dreadlocks.” They look nothing like dreadlocks. The girl is indeed wearing “braids,” but dreadlocks are created, styled, braided and look a completely different way. If you’re going to write a story about African-American hairstyles, please consult with black hair professionals.

  3. Hannah Hunt says:

    These aren’t dreadlocks, please edit this source so it can be a more reliable article.

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