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A student was banned from class because her hair was too ginger

This would put Irish schools out of business, WHAT.

Image: Emily Reay

POOR GINGERS, THEY just can’t catch a break.

A 17-year-old redhead is going viral today after she claimed she was kicked out of class for being too ginger.

The student was told that she needs to dye her hair a more natural colour before she is allowed return to class, despite the fact that her A levels begin in two months.

Reay claims she has had the hair colour for the past three years and was only banned from school when she returned from Easter break.

“I’ve had the same colour for the past three years, and nobody at school has commented on it. Everyone knows me as that ‘young ginger singer’,” she told the Daily Mail.

I had to dye my hair to a more natural colour, or tone it down considerably.

Her parents have been in touch with the school, and they told the Daily Mail their policy should only apply to unnatural colours, not ginger.

Emily has natural auburn hair, but her hair has been this colour for so long now it is part of her. It’s like living in the Victorian times. I would say her education is more important.

But the school in question Trinity School, Carlisle, isn’t backing down. They issued a statement saying:

Trinity School sixth-form students are role models for the rest of the school. We have a policy of maintaining high standards. All sixth form students are issued with information about what is acceptable or unacceptable at the start of the academic year. The vast majority of parents are very keen on our high standards.

Talented musician Emily says she’ll go to school with her hair pinned up to avoid missing out on lessons.

Here she is giving it loads on the guitar.

Source: emily reay/YouTube

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