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Published: Monday, Feb. 11 2013 10:40 p.m. MST

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So - in the sunlight, there are "unnatural" colors which are distracting. How much sunlight is there in the classrooms?

Mesa, AZ

Sounds like she accomplished what she sought, to gain attention by being unique.

Tooele, UT

I'm not embarrassed by most of the things elitist liberal academics tell us should be embarrassing to Utahns.

But, this display of bureaucratic pique in what is clearly a mindless power struggle is embarrassing.

Both sides are wrong, of course. But the "professional" "educators" are supposed to know better.

Bountiful, UT

This is an over reaction.

Administrators aren't known for their common sense or intelligence. Its probably a few bad apples that make the whole lot look bad. In the national news I've heard of kids getting expelled for drawing a picture of a gun.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

And you wonder why people contribute to the ACLU?

Powell, OH

A poor job of reporting this news story. You guys can do much better than this with little effort. As for the hair, I am glad my daughter did not go to a school like this with bright orange hair that has a streak of white in it from an accident when she was young. Have seen a half dozen photos of this girls hair on other sites - the administration who did this is crazy.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

The girl is already back in school (it happened before the Deseret News got around to reporting it).

in the LOU
O'Fallon, MO

My daughter has had pink, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, and red hair. Her favorite is pink. It looks good on her. This was her chosen path of rebellion and I am glad she chose this over picking up a habit like smoking. Hair color is temporary. At first I was a little concerned about it, as were the school officials, but after taking a deep breath, everyone came to realize that it is no big deal. It helped her get through some tough emotional times in her life.

The only thing that bothers me about dyed hair is all of the 50, 60, & 70 year old folks who cannot age gracefully and continually try to "fool" us with their "unnatural" color hair.

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

Hair Peace!!!

(John Lennon)

Southern, UT

We don't need no stinkin' standards. At least not in schools. The administration is always wrong. It's the UEA's fault and their big pensions. Did leave anything out?

Salt Lake City, UT

The article doesn't include a photo of the girl, so we can't judge what the school's administrators saw. In any event, schools have to draw lines on dress and conduct, and I won't presume to make those decisions for the school's administrators.

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