A New Hampshire mother is angry and looking for answers after she claims that her daughter's middle school teacher cut off approximately three inches of her daughter's hair. She says the teacher cut her hair to discipline the child for playing with her hair in class.
Jillian Miglionico spoke with WMUR stating, “I don’t want this man around my child.” According to Miglionico, the teacher in question cut off a three-inch chunk of her daughter's hair. She said she only found out about the incident because a teacher's aide came forward about the incident.
“My daughter wasn’t even the one to report the incident because she was, like, scared and embarrassed,” Miglionico told the news station. The distraught mother explained that her daughter was in class with the teacher when he told her to stop playing with her hair. “She didn’t, and he threatened her and said, 'Well, if you don’t stop playing with your hair, I’m going to cut your hair off.' And she was like, 'No you can't do that.' He said, 'Oh yeah? Watch me,'” Miglionico explained.
She then alleges the teacher proceeded to cut "a good three-inch chunk" of Miglionico's daughter's hair. "She had to defend herself and put her math binder in her face for protection. Anything could have happened to her," Miglionico said.
The mother wants the teacher removed from the classroom for good, explaining that “He missed, I think, three days of school while the internal investigation happened and now he’s back in school." Even more frustrating for Miglionico is that her daughter is still in this teacher's class. "And they put her right back in his classroom so it’s basically like a total disregard to her,” Miglionico added.
After being contacted by WMUR the superintendent said his office is investigating but cannot comment further since the young girl is a minor.
Commenters on Twitter seemed to agree with Miglionico that the teacher should no longer be allowed to be around children. "This mother is right & it's a huge #Fail for the school to keep this guy much less put the student back in a classroom with him," commented one person. "That's assault, plain and simple. If you did that to an adult person, you'd be handcuffed and read your rights. And probably face a civil suit. And human resources would let you go before the hair fell to the floor," wrote another. Another commenter wrote, "Another reminder that some people are losing their s#*t - identify them and get them away from our kids - this guy outed himself - this school is 310% negligent - if this child doesn’t end up with PTS I’d be shocked."