A Hamilton teenager was suspended for getting a haircut shaped like a Bengals helmet.
Dustin Reader, 14, told News 5’s Karin Johnson that he got the helmet shaved into his hair because he’s a huge fan of the football team.But administrators at Garfield Middle School were not a fan of the eighth grader’s haircut. They said the haircut violated the school’s code of conduct, which prohibits “extreme or distracting haircuts and hairstyles.””I didn’t think he’d get in trouble for it,” said Dustin’s mother, Tina Wanamaker.A representative of the school confirmed that Dustin was suspended and will remain on suspension until his haircut is toned down.Reader’s father said he has no plans to change the haircut.”It is harmless. The Bengals are fielding a team that are winning this time and that hasn’t been in a few years, so why not be happy and ecstatic and show your appreciation for the team,” said James Reader. “It will grow out, but until it does its going to stay just the way it is.”