(Scroll down for video) A school is forcing a student to cut off his charity hair, according to reports.
The high school student of Ohio, who is growing his hair in order to donate it to a charity for wig-making, said he did not obey the orders of the board of education to get a haircut.
Zachery Aufderheide, a student at Canton South High School, said his hair needs to grow another half of an inch before it can be donated to Locks of Love, which uses donated hair to create wigs for children suffering from hair loss.
"If only I could give the opportunity for a child to have a normal life, then I'm going to go for it," Aufderheide said.
The student said that administrators told him about three weeks into the school year that the length of his hair violates the school district's dress code.
Zachery attended a school board meeting for local schools in Canton in September. The board decided to keep the dress code and said he would have to cut his hair or face disciplinary action. The student has now been suspended.
The mother of the student said she stands behind her son, who has a 3.5 grade point average.
"It hurts because he believes in it. It's not hurting anyone. He is trying to help someone," she said.