A Massachusetts school missed the memo on “don’t touch my hair” rules after doing the unthinkable to one of its students. Last week, Denise Robinson picked up her seven-year-old daughter, Tru, after school to discover that the young girl’s formerly down to her back ponytails had been shaved off. Little Heroes Group Home staff chopped the her hair without the mother’s permission, citing “hygenic reasons”.
Outraged, Denise took to social media to vent her concerns and disbelief regarding the now viral story, contending there was nothing wrong with her child’s hair health.
“There was no hygenical reason for them to shave my child’s head. There was no head lice. There was no bed bugs. There was no, what I refer to as, rasta locks going on,” she later told NECN. “Her hair was in two pony tails on the side on Saturday and it was braided in the ponytails and there was nothing wrong.”
Denise believes the entire incident was racially motivated, reporting that her daughter, who has naturally textured hair, was told by a school volunteer that “by shaving her head, her hair would grow back straight.”
Denise has since retained a lawyer and is exploring her legal options.