Second Grader Kicked Out of School for ‘Long Hair’ During Treatment for Skin Disease (Video)

Zion Williams, 8, was kicked out of Shiloh Academy for breaking the long hair policy, but has Alopecia treatments to grow his hair in places where the ailment causes baldness.
Zion Williams, 8, was kicked out of Shiloh Christian Academy for breaking the long hair policy, but has Alopecia treatments to grow his hair in places where the ailment causes baldness.

Don’t you hate it when you encounter a person that is clearly unqualified to hold their position because they don’t know how to make a judgement call because they’re more concerned with the rules than the people?  Well, we have a good example for you.

An 8-year-old boy in Philadelphia, Pa., was barred from Shiloh Christian Academy last Wednesday because the principal and pastor at Shiloh, Bishop Derrick Williams, said that his hair was too long and he was breaking the school’s “short hair” policy, according to My Fox Philly.  Little Zion Williams has a skin disease called Alopecia that causes baldness.  He was being treated for the ailment with injections to his head, so the hair growth is necessary…and the whole point of being treated!

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His mother, Talia Mann, submitted a doctor’s note to the school that included in the description of his ailment that it was “not contagious,” but the school dismissed the note and still barred him from school.  Can you say ludicrous!

“I think it’s heartless. It’s heartless that he would actually take him out of school because of something so simple as a haircut,” she said.”

After Fox News asked to interview Williams, surprisingly enough, he agreed to allow Zion back to school Tuesday, May 7.

Check out the report.

-J.C. Brooks
Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

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