TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) - Deborah Brown Community School is one student short for the remainder of the school year.
Terrance Parker says the school hassled him so much, he didn't have a choice.
So, he yanked his seven year old daughter, Tiana, out of classes because of a disagreement.
That left her in tears.
Terrance, who's a barber, says school officials at Deborah Brown told him Tiana didn't look presentable.
Specifically, her hair.
"Always presentable. I take pride in my kids looking nice," he said.
The charter school, though, has its own set of rules.
While no one at the school agreed to speak with us on camera, administrator Millard Jones told me Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected.
But, for his young daughter, it just hurts.
"Why are you so sad?" the reporter asked.
"Because they didn't like my dreads," she said.
Fox23 reviewed the school's dress code. It states, "Hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."
The school feels that could distract from the respectful and serious atmosphere it strives for.
"She went to the school last year and didn't have any problem," Parker said.
And, he says her hair looked like this.
"It hurt my feelings to the core," he said.
"I think that they should let me have my dreads," Tiana said.
Tiana, a "straight - A" student wears a different school uniform now, but the same hair style -- which looks perfectly fine -- according to her new school.