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Pink mohawk won’t keep student from track meets

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IRON RIVER, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan high school student who wasn’t allowed to participate in a track meet because of his pink mohawk hairstyle will be allowed to compete in future events.

West Iron County High School student Mike Barker says he dyed his hair in support of his mother, a breast cancer survivor, and wasn’t allowed to compete last week.

The Daily News of Iron Mountain and WLUC-TV report the family met Monday with West Iron County Schools officials and an agreement was reached.

Barker had been told by officials that his hair violated the Upper Peninsula school’s athletic policy prohibiting athletes from excessive hairstyles.

According to the statement, Barker’s mother is in good health and has been cancer-free for more than five years.

 

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