‘Bizarre & Crazy’: School Forced Boy to Shave Military-Style Haircut
An elementary school named after a veteran forced a 7-year-old boy to shave his military-style haircut.
Adam Stinnett admires his older stepbrother, who is a soldier in the Army. He told his mother Amy Stinnett that he wanted to get a haircut just like his stepbrother’s, so she obliged and took him to get one on March 8.
The next day, Amy Stinnett got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tenn., that upset her.
“I have the utmost respect for the military,” Monti Hillis, the school’s principal, wrote in a letter. “However, we are not a military school, and the boy’s haircut is against our rules.”
This morning on “Fox and Friends,” Amy Stinnett said that she thought the email from Hillis was “bizarre and crazy.”
She said that we still had to get rid of the haircut, and the only way to do that was to shave his head,” Amy Stinnett said.
Amy Stinnett took him to get his head shaved, but Adam was really upset after.
“I felt sad, and I felt sad because I have a soldier cousin in the Army too,” Adam Stinnett said.
His mother thinks that there should be an exception for kids who want to show patriotism.
“I decided yesterday that he deserves to have the haircut, so I let him have it back,” Amy Stinnett said. “His stepdad got one yesterday as well.”
Adam Stinnett said that he wants to join the Army when he grows up.