Teacher sent home for cutting boy’s shoulder length hair

It is a story that is certain to divide opinion. An Ottawa teacher has cut the hair of an autistic boy because it was down to his shoulders and he was “chewing on it.” The boy told his mother that he did not want her to cut his hair because he wanted it to grow down to the ground. The teacher called the mother several times and asked her to cut the hair because it was a distraction to learning. She didn’t and so he did. Now he has been suspended and an apology offered by the school board. With other well-read stories.