Student has shown courage in challenging beard policy
Any controversy about the wearing of beards can be a hairy experience, and Carrick McClean (18) from St Columb's College in Londonderry is showing singular courage in challenging the 'No Beard' policy of his distinguished school.
He took to Twitter to make his point about beards, or non-beards, and his message has been viewed by 120,000 people to date, and more than 2,000 people have signed a petition.
The bald truth is that it is the school authorities who make the rules, and Carrick McClean may come within a whisker of more discipline.
He has shown great courage in challenging the authorities, and he will go far.
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