A mom in Hays says her son was suspended for three days because of his hair cut and now she wants to district to take a closer look at its dress code policy.
Six-year-old Xavier loves playing with his cars and his friends, typical six year old stuff. And he also loves having his hair, a little bit different.
"That's what we are supposed to be teaching our children," said his mother Ashley Fay. "To not be the same as everyone else"
But his mom says standing out got her first grader suspended from Roosevelt Elementary school for three days.
"We didn't understand why just him," said Fay. "There are other kids with crazier hair cuts then what he has in the school."
The school couldn't comment specifically on this mom's claim, but the insist they have not suspended any students for dress code violations. But they say whether a student is in compliance with the dress code is something that is open to interpretation.
"It's up to the administration and we get our advice and we work with our staffs closely and when we start the school we talk about the handbook," said Roosevelt principal Lee Keffer. "We talk about what kind of school we want to portray."
Xaiver's mom doesn't think that is fair. "Mostly it's their personal opinion so it could be okay for one student but not for another, so it's really not fair."
Principal Keffer says when there is an issue, they try to work with parents to find a solution that will keep the child in school. He says they do that because school is where they want the kids to be, in the classroom learning.
"The real purpose of a dress code is so that you have a smooth running building and you don't have distractions from what is going on in the classroom," said Keffer.
While the two sides have differing opinions on whether or not Xaiver was actually suspended, he did return to school on Monday without cutting his hair.