Attorney Katherine Schwartzmann says Seth Chaisson won't cut his hair because of religious and cultural beliefs. But she says Livingston Parish school officials at a hearing last week did not appear to believe his beliefs are sincere.
Seth was suspended for two days in March. He is back in school, but Schwartzmann wants a guarantee he won't be suspended or reprimanded again.
A statement emailed by Superintendent Bill Spear says officials offered unspecified exemptions and don't think the dress code substantially burdens the boy's free exercise of his religious beliefs.