Needville student wins hair fight

January 22, 2009 9:32:37 AM PST
A Needville ISD student no longer has to wear his long hair in a braid stuffed down his shirt. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Needville ISD violated the Constitution and state law by punishing Adriel Arocha, 5, for his religious beliefs.

Needville ISD had a dress code that required boys to keep their hair short. But Arocha's parents said cutting his hair would violate their native American beliefs.

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