BATAVIA, N.Y. – A mother is furious after she said her son’s assistant principal shaved the boy’s head for a dress code violation at school.
According to WHAM, the student’s faux-hawk haircut violated the school’s dress code policy.
“My son was bullied into being humiliated in front of his classmates,” said Denise Hull.
An announcement went out over the intercom at Notre Dame High School in Batavia.
Lucas Hull says the assistant principal called him down to the cafeteria to talk about his new hairstyle on Sept. 23.
According to WHAM, the 17-year-old had just gotten a haircut the day before.
“My brother had so much confidence in him that day, and he was just ready to face the world,” said Lauren Hull, a sophomore at the school.
Then the assistant principal told Lucas he either had to go home or get a haircut right then and there.
“Just having people watch and have that done to you,” Lucas said through tears. “It kind of felt humiliating.”
The 17-year-old says most of his senior class sat in the cafeteria and watched the assistant principal shave his head.
“It was a really bad haircut I mean there were patches where you know I could barely feel any hair,” Lucas said.
Denise Hull says the assistant principal went out of his way to embarrass her son.
“When he got that hair cut his face was, it was, it was hard to see and not break down in class,” said Lauren Hull, Lucas’ sister.
Denise Hull says no one had the right to put their hands on her son.
She says she should have at least gotten a phone call from the school.
“What really upset me even more than the hair cut is how much his feeling were hurt for what had happened, I mean here is a good kid,” said Denise Hull.
A month later, Lucas’ hair has grown and started to even out but the family still isn’t happy.
They say their son returned home from school that day a very different kid.
“I think there are scars that go a lot deeper than the haircut; you know of that what happened that particular day,” Denise Hull said.