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District apologizes for altering homecoming queen's hair color in photo

By The Associated Press

This article was published October 19, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.


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HOUSTON — A Houston-area school district has apologized for altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo.

Ebony Smith was crowned North Shore Senior High School's homecoming queen last month.

Galena Park Independent School District shared a photo of Smith online last week in which her hair had been altered to appear brown.

Smith said the image was poorly edited and embarrassing.

The school district has apologized for posting the altered photo and has since replaced it with a black-and-white version of the picture.

The district's student handbook states bright hair colors are unacceptable in the classroom, but Smith said she planned to dye her hair brown after homecoming.

Smith's mother, Tameasha Watkins, said the situation is upsetting because the district changed her daughter's appearance.

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haphog says... October 20, 2017 at 7:07 a.m.

Well, I am sure Tameasha know what be best for Ebony!

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