Mom Accuses School Principal Of Cutting Her Son’s Hair Without Permission…But There’s A Twist
We’ve seen this before. School officials, for some reason, can be obsessed with black children’s hair. They like policing it, and in the latest episode of “the audacity!” one mother accused the principal of her son’s school of cutting his locs against his will…but there’s a twist.
According to WDAM-TV, Lattrice Averette, a mother from Jones County, Mississippi accused the principal of her 11-year-old son’s school of cutting his hair without her permission.
Averette posted photos of the incident on Facebook, which included a caption that read “They have no right cutting my son’s hair…Please share so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.” The post quickly went viral.
Averette’s son, who is autistic, suffers from ADHD and has post-traumatic stress, told his mom that the incident happened on Monday, and he even handed her the locs that were cut. So, any mom would wil’ out and want justice if this happened to their child. The mother was so upset that she withdrew the child from the school.
My friend Makeda has two young sons who both have locs, and when I asked her what she would do, without hesitation, she said she would have to “f-ck sh-t up” because it’s “a violation on so many levels, especially given his special needs…Who knows what the long-term impact could be.”
The school’s investigation concluded on Wednesday, and in a surprising twist, no security cameras recorded the young student going into or out of the principal’s office.
Coupled with surveillance footage, interviews with students and faculty revealed no evidence to support the accusation.
“Based on what we found, we found absolutely no evidence that there is any proof what so ever that his allegations of having his hair cut at school exist,” Jones County School District Superintendent Tommy Parker said.
“I spent two hours watching minute by minute video today to see if there was an occasion that the student that’s made the accusations against the school’s principal was at or near the school office,” Parker continued. “In the time frame he said he was at the school office, there is no video evidence that he was at or near the school office at any time.”
No comment from the mother has been reported yet, but it does all sound rather fishy considering that she created a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5,000 to get her son’s locs reattached and pay for legal representation. The campaign has been suspended, but she did raise $480.
Could this just be a lesson to parents to not jump the gun before all evidence is brought to the table? Or was something else going on here?