15 May 2015

Boy leaves school over beard ban

3:29 pm on 15 May 2015

A sixteen-year-old Christchurch boy banned from Hornby High School for refusing to shave has left the school.

The boy's mother, Kay Peebles, said Hornby High School sent her son, who only had a bit of stubble, home two weeks ago, and told him not to return until he was clean-shaven.

The principal of Hornby High School, Richard Edmunson, said the boy had now left the school following discussions between the boy, his family and Hornby High.