Four-year-old Michael Trimble is simply adorable and has curls for days.
But his trademark style has come under threat after his school allegedly told him to cut it.
Michael’s grandmother, Randi Wooley, took to Facebook to blast Tatum Independence School District for racial discrimination.
After attending a Meet the Teacher meeting she was allegedly told to cut her grandson’s hair or put him in a dress.
Wooley has been raising her grandson since he was four-months-old.
“I met with the principal and she told me his hair was too long that I could either cut it or braid it (boys can’t wear ponytails or men buns or rat tails),” Wooley wrote in her August 12th Facebook post.
According to Wooley she explained that the principal told her Michael’s hair could be a possible “distraction.”
She further claims that she then spoke to Superintendent J.P. Richardson, who reportedly agreed that the hair should be cut.
After asking about transgender students in the school, Richardson explained to the grandmother that trans students were protected by ‘”federal law.”
Richardson is said to have told her that students can wear a dress at the school because they were transitioning into a “female lifestyle.”
She later told KETK: “He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up, or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school, and when prompted my grandson must say he’s a girl.”
The school’s dress code states “no ponytails, ducktails, rat-tails, male-buns, or puffballs are allowed on male students.’ It adds that hair on male students ‘shouldn’t extend past the top of a t-shirt collar.”
“I will be here at every board meeting. I will fight to get all the rules changed,” Wooley asserted.
A Change.org petition has been created to fight the “civil rights violation'”of the boy’s having to cut their hair. It has received over 8,000 signatures.