Girl with extensions asked to leave class at Terrytown private school, fami

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A black girl with extensions was not allowed to attend classes at a Terrytown private school because administrators said her hairstyle was against school policy, family members confirmed Tuesday morning (Aug. 21). Their comments on social media quickly gained national attention, including those of rapper T.I. and social activist Shaun King.

Montrelle Fennidy confirmed Tuesday morning that her 11-year-old daughter Faith is no longer a student at Christ the King Elementary School in Terrytown. She was in the process of finding a new school for her 6th grader.

This is the second time in the past week or so that a private school in the South has received attention for hair policies that some say are not inclusive of black students' hairstyles. Last week, a 6-year-old boy in Florida was turned away from his Christian school because he had dreadlocks. The video of his father's interaction with the sch

The archdiocese in statement said the girl's hairstyle violated the Terrytown school's requirement that all students have natural hair.

A video of Faith, shot by her brother Steven Fennidy, went viral Monday after he posted it on Facebook. In the video shot Monday, Faith is shown in tears as she leaves Christ the King. She's wearing a school uniform and has her hair styled in a shoulder-length ponytail.

 
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