This is a shortened video:
Longer version: (goes on to say they have been stressed about budget cuts)
Go watch/read the news story HERE!
"A Milwaukee teacher is charged with disorderly conduct after punishing a first-grader by cutting her hair.
Lamya Cammon is angry, confused, and scared by the incident last week in which the apparently frustrated teacher cut one of her braids off after she wouldn't stop playing with them in class.
Cammon, 7, sports a few dozen braids, but one is conspicuously absent.
"She told me to stop playing with it. Then cut it off and sent me back to my desk," Cammon said.
Cammon's a first-grader at Congress Elementary and said her teacher used a pair of classroom scissors to cut off one of the braids after she absent-mindedly kept playing with them.
"Tell me how you play with your hair. Show me what that means," 12 News reporter Nick Bohr said to Cammon.
"I wasn't playing with it that loud," Cammon said.
She said the teacher called her to the front of the room and cut it in front of the whole class.
"What did you do?" Bohr asked.
"I went to my desk and cried. And they was laughing," Cammon said. "She threw it away, and she said, 'Now what you gonna go home and say to your momma? ' And I said, 'That you cut off my hair,'" Cammon said."
This woman is STILL working at the school and only received a $175 fine for this assault! The little girl is in a different classroom however, she will still be seeing this teacher out in the hallways. Can you imagine that being you (7 years old) and how traumatized you would be?
I am very angry about this, to say the least.
So after chatting it up with some of the fab Curly Nikki ladies in the forum, a few of us are going to write the school. It may not change anything at all. However, I am very bothered by this, just sitting around talking about it won't do anything at all. Hopefully some of you join in as well.
This is the schools address:
Congress Elementary School
5225 West Lincoln Creek Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53218
This is the schools email address:
This is the school districts address:
Milwaukee Public Schools
5225 West Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
What are your thoughts on this?