MONT BELVIEU – Updated: Deandre Arnold’s mother Sandy Arnold confirmed Friday that she has withdrawn her son from Barbers Hill High School.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