School receives notice for ‘punishing’ students

Authorities allegedly chopped off the hair of some students for not getting a proper haircut

Deputy Director of Public Instruction K. Pundalik has issued a notice to St. John’s English Medium School in Kakati village on the charge of chopping off the hair of some students for not getting a proper haircut.

“We have sought a detailed response to complaints from some parents that their wards’ hair had been cut on order of the headmistress. She had warned them a few times earlier in the week on their hairstyles. However, when she noticed that they had come to school without the accepted style of haircut on Monday, she asked a staff member to chop off the hair above their forehead,” an Education Department official said.

“The school’s response will be studied and necessary inspections will be conducted before we initiate action against the teacher and the school,” R. Ramachandran, CEO, zilla parishat, told The Hindu.

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