A TEENAGER has found himself in trouble at school for shaving all his hair off for charity.
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Jones from Cornwall decided to shave off his hair at the end of the Easter school holidays, to raise money for Cancer Research UK, after his friend was diagnosed with cancer.
When Taylor returned to school after the Easter holidays, he was removed from his lessons at Launceston College for having what the school described as an “extreme hairstyle”. The school thought the haircut was too short.
Instead of attending his regular lessons, Taylor was given “individual specialist tuition” for four days, to give his hair time to grow back a little.
The story started making headlines after Taylor’s mum, Lesley, complained, saying that her son shouldn’t have been punished for wanting to show support for a cause and helping others.
According to the school, Taylor was told to shave his hair to a “very short, but acceptable length” for the charity stunt. The school claim that Taylor was removed from lessons for going against their advice and shaving off all his hair just before he returned to school.
Lots of people are angry that Taylor was punished by the school, sparking huge debate across the country. The school insists that the rules were explained to Taylor but he decided to break them.
What do you think? Did Taylor do anything wrong?