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Texas student told to cut dreadlocks or he won't get to walk at graduation

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

DeAndre Arnold has been growing his dreadlocks for years.
But for the past few days, Arnold - a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, east of Houston - hasn't been in school. He might not get to attend his senior prom. And with graduation coming up in a few months, Arnold might not even get to walk across the stage with his friends.
It has everything to do with his hair.
School district allows dreadlocks, just not long ones
Barbers Hill Independent School District, which Arnold's high school is a part of, has a dress code. It dictates the usual things, such as the length of skirts and shorts, but with hair, it goes a step further .
Though the district allows dreadlocks, male students' hair cannot extend below the eyebrows or ear lobes, and must be kept shorter than the top of a T-shirt collar.
Arnold's dreadlocks hit below his shoulders, though he puts them up in an effort to comply with the dress code, his mother Sandy Arnold told CNN. Throughout high school, it hasn't been a...

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