DeLand teen seeking world-record mohawk sent home from school

17-year-old agrees to trim hair 5 inches

Published On: Sep 27 2012 01:12:47 PM EDT
Deland student mohawk
DeLAND, Fla. -

A Volusia County teen was told to go home Tuesday because of his mohawk hairstyle, according to a report.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Ashton Stonesifer was sent home by Principal Mitch Moyer at DeLand High School on Tuesday for insubordination.

The incident came a day after Moyer had warned the 17-year-old not to return to school because of his 16-inch hair spiked into a blond-tipped Liberty Spike Mohawk.

Moyer issued the warning, according to the paper, based on school board policy that makes it a principal's responsibility "to see that the dress appearance of any student shall not be extreme, to the point of creating a disturbance, or be hazardous to the student and/or others, or school property."

Moyer met with Stonesifer and his mother, agreeing that trimming the boy's hair by five inches would be a possible compromise.

According to the newspaper, the teen was attempting to set a world record for the tallest mohawk of its kind.