Student lobbies for 'right to spike' hair

Sept. 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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DELAND, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida high school student is petitioning for the right to wear his hair in a 16-inch-tall spiked mohawk style banned by his principal.

Asher Stonesifer, a student at DeLand High School, said he is collecting signatures on a petition calling on signers to "fight for your right to spike" to convince principal Mitch Moyer to change his position on the issue, The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported Friday.

Stonesifer, who said he has sported the style on and off since March 2011, said Moyer told him Monday he wouldn't be able to wear his mohawk in spikes at school anymore. He said he was sent home Tuesday after wearing his hair in spikes as a protest and has been wearing his hair down ever since.

Moyer said the Volusia student dress code makes the principal responsible "to see that the dress appearance of any student shall not be extreme, to the point of creating a disturbance or be hazardous to the student and/or others, or school property."

Stonesifer said he may take his case to the school board if Moyer doesn't change the policy.

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