Civil Liberties

Hairy Situation


Danny Valdes's stepdad is barber, and he carefully cut the Miami Heat logo and local skyline and area code into the 11-year-old's hair in anticipation of the boy attending his first Heat game. But when he got to Florida's Harns Marsh Middle School the next day officials decided his hair was not only "distracting" but gang related. So a counselor grabbed clippers and shaved Danny's head. The school claims the stepdad gave them permission to cut the boy's hair over the phone. The man denies that.