Principal's Head Shaved To Support Bullied Student

According to The Huffington Post, this Iowa middle school principal stepped up to make an impression on his students about treating others with respect and standing up for what's right.

Sixth grader Jackson Johnston shaved his head in support of his grandfather who is battling cancer.  Some of the other kids at school taunted Jackson and made mean comments about the new haircut.  Pekin Middle School principal Tim Hadley heard about it and decided to take an unusual approach.  Hadley called a special assembly to talk to the students about the situation.  After giving the kids his thoughts on the matter, Mr. Hadley further showed his support for Jackson and his grandpa by asking the young man to come up and shave his head in front of the group.

The gesture seems to have gotten the message across.  In the days since the assembly, several of the students involved in the bullying have apologized for their hurtful comments and others have decided to shave their heads in support as well.

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