Schoolboy punished for 'extreme haircut' as cancer fundraiser


A boy who shaved his head to raise money for charity was punished by his school for having an "extreme" haircut.

Taylor Jones managed to raise more than NZ$1500 for cancer research, but his uncharitable school bosses then targeted him for breaking school rules.

Launceston College in England placed Taylor in isolation. As a result he will now have to take lessons and break times by himself until his hair grows back to a suitable length.

Taylor's father Nick Jones said his son had been growing his hair for a while and even said some people thought his hair before the actual haircut was more extreme than after his buzz cut.

The school released a statement saying they expect high standards from their pupils.

"We will not lower [our] expectations but will increase the level of support available to help meet them," it read.

"[Mr Jones] will be provided with individual specialist tuition from experienced qualified teachers for the four days he will not be in lessons with his peers.

"After this period his hair will no longer be considered an extreme hairstyle; he will return to normal lessons."