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More than 200 youngsters have walked out of a school in Pembrokeshire after a teenager was removed from lessons because he had his head shaved for charity.
Rhys Johnson wanted to raise money for cancer research after three relatives were diagnosed with the disease - but he and his mother were warned that the planned haircut would breach the school's rules on pupils' appearance.
This video is from the Western Telegraph
Hundreds of pupils chanted support for classmate Rhys Johnson outside Milford Haven School this morning.
He was removed from lessons this week, after shaving his head for charity.
He wanted to raise money for cancer research after three relatives were diagnosed with the disease - but the school said it warned him of the consequence before he did it, and that its rules on uniform and appearance had to be consistently applied.
Milford Haven School said Rhys Johnson and his mother "were informed of the consequences of breaking the uniform and appearance rules prior to doing so."
The school said: "to be fair to all pupils, rules must be consistently applied."
Milford Haven School said this morning's demonstration by some pupils was "disappointing and ill-advised", but that "lessons for the vast majority of pupils continued as normal.”
Rhys Johnson's mother, Lucy O'Neill, told ITV News that he will be allowed back in lessons on Monday after being removed for a week.
Pembrokeshire County Council has said Milford Haven School "is acting appropriately" in removing a schoolboy from lessons, after he shaved his head for charity, as school policy had been "disregarded."
Hundreds of pupils walked out of their school in Pembrokeshire this morning, to protest against a classmate being taken out of lessons after he shaved his head for charity.
Rhys Johnson, 14, was removed from lessons at Milford Haven School.