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Upset mom says DISD principal yanked out piercing from son's ear

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A mother is accusing her son's Dallas ISD principal of yanking a piercing out of his ear.

The mother alleges that the principal of Bryan Adams High School, Richard Kasl, removed a gauge from the boy’s ear – a device that’s used to stretch the ear.

The DISD dress code says male students shall not wear earrings or other similar facial jewelry, but some say that rule hadn’t been enforced at Bryan Adams.

“He pulled my son aside and put his finger through the gauges and yank it out,” said the mother, who asked FOX 4 not to use her name so that her son won’t be identified.

The mother says the incident happened in a school hallway.

“They were talking, so I asked my son, ‘What did he say?’” she said. “And he said, ‘He was telling me, what’s this?’ and the only thing he felt was when he curled his fingers and yanked it out.”

The student put the gauge back in his ear, but because of what allegedly happened, the mother says her son’s ear began swelling, and she took her boy to a friend who is a nurse.

“I didn’t have the medical insurance,” said the boy’s mother. “So he just told my son to take a deep breath and he took it out.”

In contrast to what the boy’s mother said, the school district said in a statement, "…A review by authorities of the alleged incident has determined that the principal acted appropriately and that the student was not harmed."

However, Child Protective Services is conducting an investigation of what happened inside the school, saying, “…This is an active investigation at that school. However, details of school investigations are not public record, so I can't provide or confirm any specifics."

Another mother at Bryan Adams, Vanessa Perez, is aware of the alleged incident and says the jewelry is common.

You’ve got boys wearing the hoops in their lips, the noses, the gauges, everything, and nothing’s been ever said to them; nothing,” she said.

CPS says once it completes its investigation, the findings will go to the school district and the TEA.

The boy's mother says no one from the school district has contacted her. She believes the incident may have been recorded on one of the school's cameras.

She filed a police report last week.

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