IMPORTANT UPDATE: Yesterday, I spoke directly with this child's father as well as the school district. I can now assure you that the matter is being resolved in the best interest of the seven-year-old student, Owen Dean. The elementary school and Owen's parents are working together to ensure that Owen is comfortable, and the school district is open to working with Alopecia World to promote alopecia awareness in an effort to decrease the likelihood that children like Owen will be teased due to a physical or medical condition. We will provide updates on the progress of these matters. For now, however, we ask that all members and supporters of Alopecia World refrain from contacting the school or school district about these matters.

With great appreciation,

richard jones (rj)
Co-founder, Alopecia World

Parents say school district forced seven-year-old with alopecia areata to shave his patchy hair to keep it from being a distraction!

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My heart breaks for Owen and I echo the comments made by Sandy.
Hi RJ, cheryl and everyone else

I also emailed to district as listed here and got a very similar result as 'Theantichick '.

It's great to hear that the school, parents and 'alopecia world' are working to help this wee guy. Great result for all I'm sure.




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