Mother withdraws Barbers Hill student sent to in-school suspension for refusing to cut his dreadlocks

MONT BELVIEUUpdated: Deandre Arnold’s mother Sandy Arnold confirmed Friday that she has withdrawn her son from Barbers Hill High School.

Original story: Barbers Hill High School student Deandre Arnold has always been a good student.

“He is an A and B student, he has dual credit classes. He is not a problem,” said Deandre’s mother, Sandy Arnold.

His mother said her son’s hair has lately been a concern at the school, and one that sent him to in-school suspension.

“This is a part of who he is: our beliefs,” she said.

Deandre’s family is from Trinidad. He said a lot of men in his culture grow dreadlocks.

“I really like that part of Trinidadian culture; I really embrace that,” Deandre said.

His mother said he’s had dreadlocks for years and always followed the school’s dress code.