Brickbat: Coloring Between the Lines


Officials with the Pearland, Texas, Independent School District say an administrator, who wasn't named, has been placed on leave for mishandling disciplinary action. A male student showed up at Berry Miller Junior High School with an "M" shaved into his hair, a violation of the school dress code. An administrator told the boy he had three options: call his mother, receive a disciplinary action, or color it in. The boy ended up with the "M" colored in with a marker, though it isn't clear whether the student colored it in or the school staffer. In either case, school officials say that shouldn't have happened and have apologized.