“North East School District enforces the piercing rule so hard, because they don’t want a lot kids getting distracted by the many piercing other kids have. So that’s why we have to enforce this rule.” Mr. Crowe explains.
According to a recent poll 83 out of 90 kids in Garner Middle School disagree with the piercing rule that states that you are only allowed to wear piercings in your ears. Some kids think that the piercing rule is unfair and that we should be allowed to pierce where ever we want. Caitlin Kingsley (8) says to me, “They should be allowed, because it’s not on the administrator’s body, it’s our body. I think if they allowed them on our ears they should allow them anywhere else.” Layla Abdallah (7) says, “I don’t think its right, because it’s a way to express yourself, if I could change this rule you would be allowed to wear them anywhere you want.”
Other students agree with the rule, though. Arthur (6) explains, “I think that we should only wear them in our ears and not in our nose and stuff, because people look weird when they do that stuff. I don’t think we should be allowed to wear them anywhere we want, because if someone has a piercing in the belly button and they get into an accident they could get hurt badly.” The state of Texas says you cannot go get a piercing, even including your ears, unless you are 18 or you have parental consent. Perhaps, due to the fact that some students may get hurt and some students do get distracted by too many piercings you have on your ears, your lips, your eye brows, your nose, your belly button, and anywhere else, this rule may never change in the North East School District.