I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who has red hair. She’s always had red hair — she’s a natural.

But apparently, my friend would have run the risk of being kicked out of middle school if we attended school in Channelview, Texas. According to this video, a 12-year-old girl who got red and blond highlights was suspended for wearing them, because school administrators thought it would be a distraction.

Administrators went on to point to their student guidebook, which, according to CNN, suggests that students can’t come to school with “inappropriate hair color, such as red.”

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