Brickbat: Cruel Cut


Jason Kirkbride's hair is neat, tidy and short. Too short for Hodgson Academy in England, according to his mother. She says she decided to get the boy's hair cut a little shorter, so he could go longer between visits to the barber. She got the boy's hair cut with No. 1 clippers. But school rules say hair should be no shorter than a No. 2. So he got three days detention, she said. School officials refused to comment on the matter.