An 8-year-old boy who suffers from a condition that causes him to lose hair was kicked out of his elementary school for breaking one of its rules–having too much hair on his head, Fox 29 reports.
Zion Williams underwent successful treatments for alopecia, a auto immune disease that causes patches of hair loss on the head, and has since been able to grow his hair back. The second-grader, who attends Philadelphia’s Shiloh Christian Academy, had to endure painful injections to his scalp in order to stimulate hair growth.
Alopecia affects one in 50 Americans.
According to the boy’s mom, Talia Mann, the shots worked for her son and the missing patches of hair grew back. As far as administrators at the academy are concerned, though, Zion’s treatments were too successful and now his hair growth exceeds what they allow.