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A 12-year-old in Baytown, Texas, received a hair-raising ultimatum from his school after being told that his haircut was unacceptable. Xavier Davis, a sixth-grade student at Cedar Bayou Junior High School, was told to either cut his hair or face in-school suspension.

According to Click2Houston, Xavier said that he was stopped in the hallway on his way to class last week and sent to the office because of his hair. Matt Davis, Xavier’s father, said that his son has been wearing the same haircut for six months, and he wants to know why it’s an issue. But Xavier’s mother came up with a quick solution to fix his hair after one day of in-school suspension.

“He had a space here and a space there,” Matt Davis said. “She took a Sharpie permanent marker and colored the bottom of his hair.”

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According to the school district’s dress code, “Letters, symbols, and designs beyond a single straight line which draw attention to an individual shall not be permitted. The administrator/supervisor reserves the right to determine if a hairstyle is disruptive to the educational process.”

Davis is adamant that his son’s haircut is not a distraction.

Read more at Click2Houston.