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Gareth Shand, 6, Suspended For Long Hair Grown For Locks Of Love (VIDEO)

Gareth Shand

First Posted: 08/29/11 04:53 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 06:12 AM ET

A 6-year-old student looking to raise money for charity has reportedly been suspended because of his long hair.

According to KENS 5, teachers in the Blanco Independent School District in San Antonio have suspended Gareth Shand for wearing an earring and for having hair that is not "well-groomed."

Shand's mom, Kandi told KENS that her son is growing his hair out so he can donate it to Locks of Love, a charity that provides hair pieces to cancer patients.

Shand's punishment isn't the only controversial dress-code related suspension in recent memory.

In June a Washington boy was suspended for wearing a dress and heels to school.

Last October, students were suspended from a Texas school for having untucked shirts.

WATCH Shand's story below.

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