In January 2020 DeAndre Arnold hit the headlines. His high school had suspended him, you see, when he refused to trim his dreadlocks – a violation of the school’s dress code. But when DeAndre’s plight came to the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, she seemingly felt compelled to invite the teenager onto her show. And while he was in the studio, the young man would receive a shocking surprise.
A resident of Mont Belvieu, Texas, DeAndre was just like any other senior student prior to his suspension. And with graduation on the horizon, he was naturally preparing himself for the next stage of his young life. But, of course, those plans were thrown out the window when DeAndre returned to high school following winter break.