Flint Student Grows Hair For Charity; Gets Suspended
One Flint student just got suspended from school over the length of his hair. 17-year-old J.T. Gaskins is a leukemia survivor who wanted to donate his hair to Locks of Love, but school officials at Madison Academy say his hair length is a violation of school policy, according to The Detroit News.
Gaskins hair has to be 10 inches long in a ponytail for the donation and his hair is about two and a half inches right now. He’s hoping the school board will change their mind about the hair policy since he is doing this for charity. He still plans on growing his hair and won’t let this suspension get in the way of his plans.
His mom has started an online petition and so far has 1,000 signatures to put in place a hair donation policy in the handbook. Since it’s for charity, do you think the school should have suspended him?