PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A Valley family said their 12-year-old son is being forced to leave his school, because of his hair braids.
Nasir Anderson, 12, attended Teleos Prep. The school is part of the Great Hearts Academies public charter school system, said the student's hairstyle violates the dress code.
The school said its rules explicitly says no braids on school uniform. Bill Odell with Great Hearts Academies released a statement, which reads, in part:
"We understand parents have a choice about where their children attend school, and some may not agree with our dress code policy, which is certainly their right. We're sorry to see this family leave the Teleos Prep community, but we fully respect their decision to do so."
FOX 10's Matt Rodewald reports.