BURTON, Mich. — A Flint-area teenager and leukemia survivor has been suspended from school for growing out his hair to donate to cancer patients.

Officials at Madison Academy, a charter school in Burton, say J.T. Gaskins’ reason for growing out his hair is admirable.

But his hair is in direct conflict with school policy that requires it to be “off the collar, off the ears, and out of the eyes.”

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