It is, frankly, a regular occurrence that sooner or later all kids will find a pair of scissors somewhere and cut themselves bangs or a hunk out of the mane. It’s just a matter of course when one is a child and learns lessons through doing and making mistakes.
Such is the case with a seven-year-old girl from Mount Pleasant, Michigan, although in her case, she didn’t actually do the cutting. A classmate started on one side of her head, and then her dad took her to a salon to have that straightened out.couple of days later.
“I don’t think there are words to express how I felt in that moment,” he said.
As he saw his daughter crying when she came home, the furious father first suspected that another student had once again cut his child’s hair. But Jurnee said it was a librarian that did it this time.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Hoffmeyer said. “I jumped in the car to go to the school but realized it was spring break. I couldn’t get ahold of anyone, so I called the cops.”
Mr. Hoffmeyer had to settle for an apology from the school secretary, but still, why would a librarian just take it upon herself to do such a thing?
…the discussion with superintendent Jennifer Verleger didn’t make the situation any better.
“The superintendent called and sounded very insincere and short,” Hoffmeyer said. “She asked if it would make us feel better if she had the teachers send ‘I’m sorry’ cards in the mail.”
As the father considered pulling his daughter out of the school, the principal tried to convince the family to stay, offering to follow the child around campus to make sure nothing happens to her.
“How is the solution to punish my kid?” Hoffmeyer asked.