Shannon Faulkner wouldn’t have to shave her head if she becomes the first female cadet at The Citadel, but would have to live in the infirmary with a guard posted 18 hours a day, the military college said Thursday.
In a plan filed in federal court, The Citadel also proposed that Faulkner’s door have a lock. The student guard would be posted at the infirmary just like guards are posted at the barracks from 6 a.m. to midnight, the state school said.
Her lawyer, Val Vojdik immediately objected, saying Faulkner should be allowed to live in the barracks.
The school had been ordered to come up with a plan in case Faulkner is allowed to become a cadet.
The college last year proposed shaving Faulkner’s head like other first-year cadets. The new plan says her hair should be off the collar and not interfere with cadet headgear.