5-year-old suspended from school for 'distracting' mohawk hairdo

    2:03 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
    Ethan Clos was sent home from school for showing up with a Mohawk hairdo. (Photo: WHIO-TV)
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    SPRINGFIELD, Oh. (Yahoo!) - When 5-year-old Ethan Clos showed up at school with a short, spiky mohawk last week, his fellow kindergarteners thought it was cool. But 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.

    His 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.

    To read the remainder of the story, visit WHIO.com.

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