Worldwide reaction could prompt a change in policy at Deborah Brown Community School.
FOX23 told 7-year-old, Tiana Parker's story earlier this week. Video of Tiana crying about her lack of support from school administrators because of her hair garnered global attention.
"I think that they should let me have my dreads," said Tiana.
Viewers demanded the school change its policy. Currently, the policy states that hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, Mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.
The school states it felt that could distract from the respectful and serious atmosphere it strives for.
"She went to the school last year and didn't have any problems," said Tiana's father, Terrance Parker.
Parker said he has since enrolled Tiana in a Tulsa public school.
By Saturday afternoon, Langston University, Deborah Brown's sponsor released a statement:
"Langston University became aware Friday of a matter in which a student was allegedly dismissed from the Deborah Brown Community School, a charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma sponsored by the University. The alleged dismissal stemmed from a violation of a school policy related to dress code and appearance. Langston University was not involved with creating the policy. After a discussion between Langston University President Kent Smith and the superintendent of the school, Ms. Deborah Brown, it was mutually agreed that the policy in question should be changed. On Monday Ms. Brown will propose a policy change to the school's board during a special meeting. Smith said he supports the change in the policy because it reflects an important value at Langston University to respect the individuality of students."
FOX23 will follow the results of the meeting.