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Citadel Would Put Female Cadet In The Infirmary

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.

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