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Suspended over 'Ray-hawk'

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October

Ellenton seventh-grader Zachary Sharples loves the Tampa Bay Rays. So much so that he got a Mohawk that has (perhaps unfortunately) become the rallying hairdo for the surging baseball team.

That style might be hot at the Trop. But it didn't go over so well at Lincoln Middle School.

The Bradenton Herald reports it this way:

Before Zachary went to bed, he made sure to wash off the dye so he wouldn't get in trouble at school the next day.
But the boy's 1-inch mohawk still earned him an in-school suspension Monday, said his father Kevin Pennington. Zachary was told he violated dress code.
"I did nothing but sat there," Zachary said Tuesday. "We couldn't talk, it was stupid."
Zachary was given two choices by the school, Pennington said.
He can either shave his head to be allowed back into his classes, or let his hair grow out - in in-school suspension.

See the full story here.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:59am]

    

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