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5-Year-Old Ethan Clos Suspended from Ohio School for Mohawk [VIDEO]

A 5 year old boy has been suspended from his Kindergarten class for showing up with a mohawk.


While 5-year-old Ethan Clos and his fellow kindergarters thought it was cool when he showed up at school with a short, spiky mohawk last week, administrators at Reid Primary and Middle School in Springfield, Ohio, deemed the edgy cut too disruptive, and ordered him home until he adopted a tamer style.


Ethan’s Mom, Keshia Castle, said that school officials suspended her son on Wednesday. After he begged her for the hairstyle, she finally let him get it over spring break.

“They seen his hair like it was,” she told WHIO-TV on Friday. “All the little kids were going over and feeling on it and everything.”

Superintendent Gregg Morris says that’s exactly why they had to send little Ethan home.

“Our dress and grooming policies are designed to ensure that clothing and hairstyles do not cause a distraction to the learning environment,” Morris said in a statement.


The school’s handbook states that “Hair shall be worn above the eyebrows and must be kept clean, neat and trimmed” and specifies that boys may not wear their hair longer than the bottom of their shirt collars. It also says: “Hair styling or coloring arrangements which are disruptive or distracting are not permissible.”

“Our policy clearly states that any dress or grooming which is disruptive or distracting to the educational process is not acceptable,” Morris verified to WHIO-TV. “In this particular case, the student’s hairstyle did provide disruption to the classroom.”

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