Public schools

Indian Outlaw


Courtesy of Gary Sanden

Officials at Utah's Arrowhead Elementary School told the parents of Jakobe Sanden, 7, that his Mohawk haircut would have to go. They called it a distraction. But the Sandens, who are Indians, claimed it was part of their cultural heritage. After getting a letter backing the Sandens up from their tribal leadership, the school relented. Presumably, however, Mohawks worn by students who are not Indians will still be distracting.