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Redhead Banned from School Until She Becomes Less Ginger

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Apparently Emily Reay's hair is simply too hot for high school. According to The Telegraph UK, the seventeen-year-old has officially been barred from her classes at Trinity School, Carlisle until she dyes her hair to a more "natural" color. Emily's mother is aware of the school's policy against "unnatural hair colors, like blue or green," but asks, "Is ginger not a natural hair color?" The teen is refusing to go brunette, as it is more than just hair, "it is a confidence thing." Red hair, certainly don't care.