Officials in New Jersey are banning a high school senior from campus after he was charged with setting fire to a fellow student's turban.
Authorities say Garrett Green torched a 16-year-old junior's turban with a cigarette lighter during a fire drill last week. The Sikh student had patches of his hair singed but was not seriously hurt.
Sikhism calls for men to wear their hair long. Many wear turbans. The victim's uncle says he was wearing a smaller version of a turban called a patka.
Green is due in court Wednesday on charges of arson and criminal mischief.
He's banned from Hightstown High School's campus and won't be allowed to attend prom or graduation at the school just east of Trenton. The district will give the 18-year-old home schooling instead. [Link]
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