High School Student Sent Home Because Hair Isn't a 'Natural' Color?

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We've heard of students being sent home for inappropriate clothing, but this new case of a high school student getting in trouble for having a "non-natural" hair color is pretty bizarre.

Savannah Keesee of Missouri was aware of her school's dress code, including these hair guidelines: "Hair must be clean and well groomed. Only natural hair colors are permitted. Non-natural hair colors will not be permitted. (Ex. – green, purple, blue, etc.)." She never anticipated that the Garnier Fructis hair dye she used would be a problem.

Savannah dyed her hair... wait for it...auburn. Not even the brightest hue of red, but a fairly subtle tone. She was sent home for the new 'do, as she told Fox 2 Now that the principal said: "Your hair is really bright...you need to call your mom and have her come pick you up."

School district superintendent Stacy Stevens explained, "We try to work with the students to be fair. We don't want them out of school. We don't tend to have issues with this policy. I think our students and parents are accepting of it. It's been in place a long time, and I think it's a policy that works."

She wasn't allowed to return until two days later, according to Buzzfeed, presumably after her hair color had faded a bit.

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