Green dye gets girl sent home

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HUNTINGTON BEACH – Two 8-year-old girls spent weeks planning what to wear to school for St. Patrick’s Day. But they were banned from wearing green – in their hair. Third-graders Jaclyn Timmering and Kurisa Suhr went to Eader Elementary School on Friday in denim skirts, green leggings and shirts that read “Good Luck Girl” and “Be Lucky.” But it was the temporary green dye in their hair, not their Irish spirit, that got them into trouble. When they arrived on campus, school officials said the color was distracting. The girls were given three choices: Wash out the hair dye, spend the day in the principal’s office or go home. Kurisa washed out the dye and was allowed back in class. Jaclyn went home. School policy “highly discourages” students from coming to school with dyed hair, said Roberta DeLuca, superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District. “The principal’s point of view was that this is not St. Patrick’s Day,” which fell on Saturday, DeLuca said. “There was no school celebration or anything like that.” – Associated Presslast_img read more