BALCH SPRINGS, Texas – The parents of a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student nicknamed "Tater Tot" are battling a suburban Dallas school's decision to segregate their son because his long locks violate the district dress code.
Taylor Pugh again found himself facing in-school suspension on Wednesday. The Mesquite school district is keeping Taylor in the library apart from his classmates because his floppy hair falls in his eyes and extends below his earlobes and shirt collar. All are violations of the district dress code.
But Taylor's parents say they won't cut his hair, even after they said the school principal threatened to permanently suspend their son from school. They say Taylor likes his hair long, and that he plans to donate it to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients.