A dad is suing his little girl’s school for $1 million after a teacher trims his daughter’s hair.
Jimmy Hoffmeyer filed a case of $1 million dollars lawsuit against a Michigan school last Tuesday, September 14, saying that the episode infringed his 7-year-old’s constitutional rights.
According to the case that this is an illustration of racial discrimination from the school against the father mixed-race girl.
As indicated by Insider, Hoffmeyer affirms that his girl, Jurnee, was ‘intentionally inflicted with emotional distress’ the point at which the teacher at Mount Pleasant Public Schools chose to trim her hair without discussing anything from her guardians.
According to the media reports the case has been documented in federal court against two staff individuals – a librarian and teaching assistant plus with school district itself.
The occurrence apparently happened recently in March when a classmate of Jurnee’s trimmed her hair without permission.
Hoffmeyer grumbled to the school and took his 7-year-old to the salon to get a proper hairstyle. The claim charges that within two days after this, Jurnee got back home from school with all of her hair cut off.
After seeing what had happened to his little girl, Hoffmeyer said to Jurnee, ‘I thought I told you no child should ever cut your hair,’ The Associated Press reports, to which she replied ‘but dad, it was the teacher.’
The claim proceeds to assert the school district ‘failed to properly train, monitor, direct, discipline, and supervise their employees.’
According to the associated press: Reacting to the $1 million claims, the president of the educational committee briefed on the incident and said: ‘We are confident that the facts will prevail given our district’s appropriate and aggressive response to the incident and the findings of the third-party investigation that was conducted’