- A 16-year-old boy who was suspended by school authorities after being caught giving a haircut in the toilet has been rewarded with an opportunity
- Cameron Tucker story caught the attention of his city's top barber who gave him an open cheque to hone his skill
- The high school lad discovered his passion for cutting hairs after being put through the basics by his uncle during the holidays
The saying that every disappointment is a blessing has come to light in the life of a high school boy named Cameron Tucker.
Cameron was handed a one-day suspension by authorities of Renaissance High School in Detroit, US after he was caught giving a student haircut in the restroom, The Grio reports.
Narrating the incident of that fateful day, Cameron told FOX2Detroit that he was cutting a classmate's hair in the restroom during study hall when a male teacher unexpectedly showed up.
“In the middle of doing that, the teacher walked in, stared at us for about 45 seconds, and walked out.
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“I want to say wrong time, wrong place,” he said.
How he discovered his haircutting passion
The 16-year-old said his uncle identified as Tuck had taught him the basics of cutting hairs during the holidays.
It was in the course of the little coaching that he discovered his passion to cut hairs and began honing his craft by giving his friends and younger cousins haircuts.
He gets an open cheque
When news of his suspension broke out, it luckily caught the attention of a leading professional barber in Detroit Sebastian Jackson who offered the young lad an opportunity to use his barbing shop to develop his craft.
The kind barber also offered Cameron an apprenticeship role. Sebastian is said to have learnt to cut hairs at the age of 15.
Boy who took fowl to school to pay up debts gets scholarship
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young student who had taken fowl to school in order to pay up his debts had bagged a scholarship.
Mathews Simiyu, an SS 2 student at Holy Trinity High School in Saboti, Kenya had been sent home and he resorted to carrying a fowl to the institution hoping to be allowed back to class.
According to a report by K24, Simiyu had not paid his school fees for a year and had been asked to bring anything from home that may pay up the arrears before resuming his studies.
"When I arrived my school head asked me to bring anything to cater for my education and had no option but to bring my mother’s (fowl)for the fees."