In many schools in America, if you come in with hot pink hair you can expect to be going to the hospital with perhaps a few broken ribs later that day.
Many posts in this thread are exactly indicative of why you need strong Federally mandated policy in public schools. The idea that all parents are good is simply not true. Many of the parents are not good parents or point in fact aren't even parents, they're guardians of said children. Some are openly criminals that barely parent at all. People in this thread are basing their views on a very rigid, middle to upper class preconception of how all parents "ought to be". The reality is far different. Simply a great thread to demonstrate how truly terrifyingly dangerous and irrational the general populace is in respect to their on the ground knowledge of how something like pink hair and or a haircut could possibly create violence. People literally have no idea.