Teachers at Toyama high school cut hair of 44 students to comply with rules
Japan Today -- Feb 10
Teachers at a public high school in Toyama Prefecture have cut the hair of 44 students since April last year to make it short enough to meet school rules, the school and local education board said Friday.

The haircuts, which the six teachers at Mizuhashi High School said were given with the students' consent, were "excessive," said Shinichi Hiroshima, a senior official of the education board of the prefecture, adding the board will punish those involved if it finds it necessary.

The case came to light after the school was informed by people outside the school and questioned all of its teachers earlier this month.

The teachers cut the hair of both male and female students who have repeatedly violated school rules. Students are expected to keep their fringe above their eyebrows while boys cannot have hair covering their ears.

The students' hair has been checked on a monthly basis to make sure it meets school standards.

教員らが校則に違反した生徒の髪の毛を切っていたことが分かりました。 富山市の県立水橋高校では去年4月以降、月に1度行っている服装検査で、髪型が校則に違反していて再検査でも基準を満たさなかった生徒44人の髪の毛を教員6人が切っていました。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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