The Straits Times
Published on Oct 24, 2012

US student punished for growing hair for charity


CANTON (AP) - A US teenager who's been growing his hair for a charity is being punished by his school because administrators say his long locks violate the dress code.

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Aufderheide is serving a two-day in-school suspension at Canton South High School in Ohio this week.

He's been growing out his hair for Locks of Love, which uses donated hair to make hairpieces for kids who have lost their own due to disease.

Aufderheide had told the school of his intentions, but on Monday he was told he would be suspended. His hair is 25 mm away from the 254 mm needed to donate to the charity.