(Courtesy: The Pawlicki Family)

Support for a cancer patient gets a student in trouble.

FOX News Radio's Kerin McCue has the details:

Mike Barker's a junior at West Iron County High School in Iron River, Michigan. His mom has breast cancer. As a show of support, he's been sporting a pink Mohawk-style hairdo. But that's gotten him banned from competing in an upcoming track meet. Unless, of course, he gets rid of it.

The 17-year-old tells FOX News that he knows his new do goes against his schools' appearance policy. That's why, he says, he's out to change all that. Mike's mom, Wendy Pawlicki, says she proud of her sons commitment. She adds that other students from his school and neighboring towns are rallying in support... And dying their hair pink, too.

Meanwhile, Principal Mike Berutti says the Athletic Department will work to resolve the issue.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.