• Eyebrows–a fashion statement or gang sign?

    Date: 04.30.08 | by Judge Tom.

    Centennial High School in Oregon is concerned about your eyebrows and whether you’re a gang member.  It seems that shaving vertical lines in your eyebrows symbolize gang membership or activity.  It’s also a trend made popular by hip-hop star Soulja Boy.

    The school maintains that one line in one brow and three in the other looks like 13, a local gang.  Four students have been sent home and can’t return until they cover the brow or shave it off.

    One student has returned with a bandaid over the shaved brow.  Another stated that he did it because it’s cool and the girls like it.

    What do you think?  Would the school’s response pass the Tinker test?   Tinker authorizes discipline when someone’s rights have been violated or when there’s been or will be substantial disruption at school because of the student’s act of expression.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • jordan
      Fri, 08 Oct 2010 at 08:05

      I’m not a fan of soulja boy but i have em and i think its cool. Let the kids be themselves by the way I’m 16

    • enateandroid
      Thu, 21 Apr 2011 at 03:38

      @Clevermason only white people care about this s$!@ http://www.askthejudge.info/eyebrows-a-fashion-statement-or-gang-sign/201/

    • miho
      Tue, 21 Feb 2012 at 08:46

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