Really Bad Haircut Leads to School Suspension, Parent Says

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Parents of two boys are unhappy with Lawrence High School officials because they say the school suspended their older son after he cut his younger brother's hair into what they admit is a "goofy haircut."

Mike Fangman says the school suspended his son Simon, a high school senior, and two other students on the grounds that they violated school hazing and bullying policies.

Fangman disputes the school's allegations and their punishment because he says he gave his older son Simon permission to cut his younger brother's hair. He says there was no hazing or bullying involved.

(Click here for a few more angles of the goofy haircut and take our poll below to voice your opinion about whether this was cause for suspension.)

Fangman says his younger son actually requested the haircut, and with their parent's approval, Simon and two of his friends cut his hair. Fangman said he instructed his son to use a guard on the clippers so that after school, the younger brother could turn the goofy haircut into a buzz cut.  They cut his hair at a friend's house, not on school grounds.

Lawrence Public Schools issued a statement on Thursday which defined hazing as "any act that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation." Read the entire release by clicking here.

FOX 4's John Pepitone is talking to those involved in the story. Tune in to FOX 4 News at 5 & 6 to hear his interviews and look for his story posted later on

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