Lansing School Bans 8-Year-Old From Picture Day Over Her Hair [VIDEO]
A Lansing charter school denied an 8-year-old from getting her school picture taken because of the color of her hair.
Marian Scott's father said his daughter cried and felt singled out when she was not photographed on picture day.
Paragon Charter Academy says its dress code policy includes guidelines for hair, stating that students' hair color must be natural tones in order to participate in picture day.
The third-grader has red hair extensions that were styled into a bun. Doug Scott tells WILX-TV that he feels there's more to this than just her hair.
"If they would have reached out to us and say come get her...she's got a hair issue, we need you to change it, that's not allowed - I would have been fine with why this happened but they didn't reach out to us," said Scott. "They let her stay in school... so if she's not a disruption to the class, then why is she a disruption to the picture?"
The school says it sent messages to parents regarding its policies for picture day, but Scott claims he never received any communication.
Marian will be allowed to participate in picture retakes next month, so long as she complies with the school's policies.