Bullies Chop Off Disabled Girl's Hair 6 Times At School

By June 27, 2018

Melissa Booth, a 5-year-old of Chaddesden Derbyshire, attending Cherry Tree Hill Primary School, has come home with chopped hair 6 times in the past 8 months.

Melissa has Microcephaly - a condition where the circumference of the head is smaller than normal because the brain has not developed properly or has stopped growing.

Since starting a new school in September 2017, Melissa and her concerned mother, Miss Fleming 34, has been dealing with bullies chopping her hair every few months.

Miss Fleming has stated "The first time it happened, the school spoke to the children about how dangerous scissors are. Then, after it happened again in February this year, I spoke to the head teacher, who said he would keep a close eye out for it. But now it has happened yet again and I am not happy about it. In September her hair was halfway down her back.No matter how many times it has happened, nothing serious has been done about it. Due to Melissa's health issues, her hair doesn't grow back very well. Every time it has been cut, I have to cut off another one to two inches to get it straight again, but it takes a while to grow back."

A statement from Cherry Tree Hill Primary has said 'Bullying can have a devastating effect on children and families, and at Cherry Tree Hill Primary School, we take any report of alleged bullying extremely seriously, and will always investigate. This is an internal matter which we will continue to investigate. Our goal is not only to provide high-quality education, but also to ensure the safety of the children we care for every day, and that will continue to be our priority."

Reference:
Murphy Bates, Sebastian "Cruel Bullies Chop 5 Year Old Disabled Girls Hair Classroom Scissors Sixth Time", MailOnline, 27th June 2018.

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