Hairy Situation for Huntsville Area Elementary Student

mowhawk or flat-top? How about suspension?
mowhawk or flat-top? How about suspension?

A hairy situation has pitted an Alabama parent against her child's principal.

It happened at the Fyffe school in DeKalb County.

The mother, who did not want to be identified, says her child is a straight-A student whose hair shouldn't be an issue, but the principal says the student is violating the school's dress code.

"The haircut that my little boy's got is like a flat top," she said. "It's high and tight, it's like a military haircut, and we've been told that it's a mohawk now, and we must get it either cut out or either grown out by Monday, or he will be expelled come Monday," the boy's mother said.

She says her six-year-old son has had the same haircut for a while, and only recently did it spark attention.

"Apparently it become an issue Wednesday, some of the teachers made comments about it," she said. "Particularly the P.E. teacher," she explained.

Fyffe school principal Ricky Bryant says the boy will be suspended if he doesn't change his hairstyle.

"If it's anything that is distracting to the educational environment, we can deem that unacceptable," said Bryant.

"Whether it be a slogan on a shirt, or anything that might be distracting to the education process."