14-year-old girl was sent home after getting a dreadlock-style hair cut

A furious father has branded his daughter's school racist after the 14-year-old girl was sent home after getting a dreadlock-style hair cut, Daily Mail reports. 

Chenise Benson, 14, claimed her friend of Jamaican origin was allowed by school authorities to keep a similar hair style.

Beyonce-fan Chenise, 14, had dreamed about getting exotic box-braids like the ex-Destiny's Child singer for months - but was left in tears at the school gates after staff wouldn't let her in.

Her friend Jamila, who is of Jamaican origin said their hair was exactly the same.

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.

'The school have gone back on what they said and say they can stay if she dyes the synthetic hair - but that could rip Chenise's hair out.

Asked what the family will do now and what the future holds, Mr Benson said: 'For her [Chenise's] education - all this is just not worth the hassle.


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