Principal Shaves Head To Help Bullied Student

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 18, 201721 views
Published: August 18, 2017

Jackson Johnston is a little boy that attends the sixth grade. Unfortunately, a while back his grandpa was diagnosed with cancer, and that prompted the brave boy to shave his head as support for his grandpa's battle with this horrendous disease. But, when he came to school with his brand new look, his peers weren't as thrilled as one might think. Instead, they started bullying him. The principal, Tim Hadley, noticed this behavior, and had a very unique response to it. Can you guess what it was? Hint: it's a bit better than detention.

He took a chair and sat in front of the entire school. Then, he handed Jackson an electric shaver, and let him shave off his hair. All of it.

"I wanted to show and model what it looks like to support, really support, another person", said the principal, adding: "This is a great reminder. You never know what somebody else is going through. So before you judge, before you make that comment, before you think about what you're going to say, really take into account that you don't know what somebody else's life is like. Even if it looks great on the outside, Instagram and Facebook look fabulous, they could be broken on the inside."

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