School counselor in trouble for shaving off student’s Miami Heat haircut

Every year we seem to have a story about a student getting into trouble for wearing a sports-themed haircut to school. That happened again last week, only this time a school official also got in trouble.

A counselor at Harns Marsh Middle nearby Fort Meyers, Fla., is in trouble for using hair clippers to shave the head of 11-year-old student Danny Valdes. Valdes was placed in in-school suspension because school officials deemed his haircut distracting and gang-related. Valdes had an elaborate haircut that featured the Miami Heat logo, Miami skyline and 305 area code for Miami shaved into his head. The design was done by his stepfather, who owns a barbershop, for the young boy to wear to a Miami Heat game he attended recently.

Valdes kept the haircut and wore it to school, but he got in trouble for it. The school counselor said they received permission from the stepfather to shave off the boy’s hair so he could return to class. Valdes’ stepfather told NBC Miami that he never gave them permission to do so. He says he told them he would cut the boy’s hair in accordance with their regulations.

Danny Valdes Miami Heat haircut

The school district released a statement concerning the matter.

“While the school counselor followed the wishes of the student and instructions of the student’s stepfather that were provided over the phone in the presence of several witnesses, the district acknowledges the action taken by personnel were not appropriate.”

According to NBC, the boy’s mother is upset with the ordeal and plans to have him switch schools.

Sure, the counselor definitely went overboard by shaving off the hair if they didn’t receive approval from the parents, but I have to admit that haircut was definitely a distraction.

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Student sent home for Johnny Manziel haircut

A high school student in Texas was sent home from school on Thursday for his “inappropriate” haircut that featured a portrait of Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel, ESPN’s Bill Speros reports.

According to Speros, 17-year-old Christian Chavez of Kerrville, Tex., responded to a Facebook offer from “Rob the Original,” a San Antonio barber who is known for creating unique haircuts. Rob was offering to cut a portrait of Manziel into someone’s hair for free, so Chavez took him up on it. The teenager headed to the shop to have his hair done, and was sporting the style by the end of the day Wednesday.

Unfortunately for Chavez, officials at his high school weren’t as enthusiastic about the ‘do.

Chavez was sent home from school by the principal and told not to return until the Manziel portrait was removed from his head. He says he was told the haircut “was inappropriate for school policy.”

Chavez seems disappointed because he says he loves the haircut. Before transferring to Hill Country High School in Kerrville, he played JV football at Tivy High School, where Manziel played. He says his older brother played with Manziel.

He’s planning to keep it a few more days before getting it removed..

“Might as well keep it keep it tomorrow (Friday) and get it cut either Sunday or Monday. I thought I would be fine,” he said. “I was surprised. My mom came and got me. She didn’t like the fact they told me to go home.”

If this story sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve encountered this situation many times in the past. A San Antonio middle school student was sent home from school in May for his Matt Bonner haircut that paid tribute to the Spurs forward. In 2009, a middle school student in Houston was sent home from school for sporting a Houston Rockets logo in his head, similar to Ron Artest’s former hairstyle.

Below is a video of Rob the Original working on the Johnny Manziel haircut:

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Peyton Manning jerseys banned from Colorado school because of gang reasons

An anti-gang policy in the Weld County School System in Colorado has left students disappointed because they’re prevented from wearing Peyton Manning jerseys to school. One third grader even had to remove his Peyton Manning jersey.

“They told me I couldn’t wear 18 anymore because it’s a gang number and I had to take it off,” Konnor Vanatta told FOX 31 in Denver.

Weld County District 6 apparently has had this policy in place for more than three years, and it applies to the numbers 13, 14, 18, 31, 41 and 81, which all represent possible gang affiliations.

“We’re Broncos fans ourselves; it has nothing to do with that. We’re just wanting to set a consistent solid, example,” district spokesperson Roger Fiedler told FOX 31.

Students aren’t banned from supporting the Broncos, they just have to be careful about what numbers they wear. Vanatta wore a jersey with a different number to school on Tuesday.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a student forced to remove a jersey, but this was actually for a much better reason. If Peyton Manning wants to show solidarity with Colorado’s youth, then maybe he should consider changing his jersey number.

H/T Around the League

Middle Schooler gets in trouble for Matt Bonner haircut (Picture)

Middle school student Patrick Gonzalez is a huge Spurs fan. With the Spurs gearing up for what could be one last legitimate title run, there’s no better time than now to get a haircut that supports your favorite player. As you can see from the photo above that KABB-TV in San Antonio shared with us, that player is Matt Bonner for Gonzalez.

Gonzalez got an amazing haircut of Bonner that shows him getting ready to jack up a three, but there’s one problem: He may not be able to keep it. Woodlake Hills Middle School believes the haircut is a “distraction.”

“My 1st period teacher called the principal,” Gonzalez explained. “She told her it was a distraction.”

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Student Brandon Frost Sent Home from School for Wearing Colts Jersey

Last year in the playoffs, a Rockets fan got sent home from school for sporting a Ron Artest haircut. That seems to be a regular occurrence because the same thing happened to a Bengals fan a few months ago. Something about sports seems to bring out the passion in people … and the controversy. Take 17-year-old student Brandon Frost from Maurepas High School near Baton Rouge who says he was sent home for wearing a Colts jersey to school.

Each side predictably gave its version painting themselves in the best possible light. The school says that uniforms were relaxed to allow only black and gold colors on Friday as Saints fans were preparing for the Super Bowl. The kid says he was told “If you like Indiana so much, why don’t you go back?” by the school’s principal. Of course the father is to blame for giving his son permission to come home if he was hassled too much. Right — that’s the message you want to send a kid. Seems to me that the two wardrobe choices were the standard uniform or black and gold. If Frost didn’t want to wear Saints colors, why didn’t he just change into the normal uniform? Seems like an easy solution to me.

(the picture above is NOT Brandon Frost)

Houston Student Angel Mata Sent Home from School for Ron Artest Haircut

Well Angel Mata’s first mistake is cutting his hair like Ron Artest. The ‘do maybe was “hot” the first time around but now it’s getting a little out of hand because the fade is going too high on the sides. Anyway, when Charles Barkley says athletes aren’t role models, he might want to look at this story and think again. Where else would the kid get the idea from?

Angel Mata had the Houston Rockets logo shaved into his hair just like Rockets forward Ron Artest. But the haircut violates school policy and Angel has been told he can’t come back until the design is gone.

Angel’s father, Mike, said he is going to let his son keep the design until the Rockets are through playing. The Los Angeles Lakers have a 3-2 series lead in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals.

Artest said he appreciated the support but wanted the kid to follow the school’s rules (which prevent designs in hair). While that’s the proper response I would expect to hear, to think that there’s a parent out there who would prefer to break the school’s rules and keep his kid from being in class is ridiculous. Even Ron freakin Artest knows better, and when he’s giving a good lesson in parenting, you know something’s wrong.

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle