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No blue hair on picture day for pupil, school principal says

In this undated photograph provided by Dana Sinno, shows Luca Sinno, a Florida third-grader was sent home from school on picture day because he broke dress code by having blue hair. Dana Sinno tells television station News4 Jax, in Jacksonville, Fla., that her 8-year-old son Luca Sinno didn't get to have his picture taken at Julington Creek Elementary School near Jacksonville. The principal pointed to the St. Johns County School District handbook which bans "extreme hairstyles." (Dana Sinno via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 1:11 PM

ST. JOHNS, Fla. - A third-grade student in Florida was sent home from school on picture day because he broke the dress code by sporting blue hair.

Dana Sinno told TV station News4 Jax her 8-year-old son Luca didn't get to have his picture taken Monday at his elementary school near Jacksonville. The principal pointed to a school district handbook which bans "extreme hairstyles."

The mother argues that the word "extreme" is up for interpretation.

She says Luca wanted a bold look for school pictures. Thus they bleached out his hair, dyed it blue, and the youngster donned a suit before heading to school.

Later, Dana Sinno got a call from the principal's office asking her to pick up her child.

School district officials told the station that the principal was within her right.

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This story has corrected the spelling of Dana Sinno.

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