A principal came up with a heartwarming way to support a pupil whose grandpa is battling cancer .
Eleven-year-old Jackson Johnston chopped off his long, shaggy blonde locks on Sunday for his Papa Rick, who had recently lost his hair to Mantle cell lymphoma.
But when the youngster went to school the next day pupils called him “baldy” and shouted: “you look like a cancer patient” and “why would you want a cancer patient’s haircut?”
Jackson’s mum Amber Johnston says he came home very upset that evening, so she decided to call the school head Tim Hadley about the cruel taunts .
When the Pekin Middle School principal Tim Hadley heard about the bullying he decided there was only one way to take action – shave his own head.
Mr Hadley told The Des Moines Register : “We take the issue of bullying seriously, but I thought if you believe in something, you have to …