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Tiana Parker, 7, sent home because 'dreads' and 'afros' are unacceptable at school

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TULSA, Okla. (CBS/WUSA9) -- A 7-year-old girl was sent home in tears because she had dreadlocks. 

Terrance Parker said he removed his daughter, Tiana, from Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Oklahoma because school officials said her hair didn't look presentable. 

The school's dress code states, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable." The school feels that could distract from the respectful and serious atmosphere it strives for.

Terrance Parker says his daughter went to school last year with the same hair and she didn't have any problems. 

"Tiana, a straight A student, wears a different school uniform now, but the same hair style, which looks perfectly fine according to her new school," CBS reported. 

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