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Milwaukee teacher cuts off little girl’s natural hair as punishment, throws it away in front of her

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This is 7‑year-old Lamya Cammon. Her teacher took her in front of her Milwaukee public school class and cut off one of her braids as punishment because she kept playing with her hair. The teacher has received just a small fine and is still in the classroom.

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Here’s an excerpt from the story:

She told me to stop playing with it. Then cut it off and sent me back to my desk,” Cammon said.

“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.

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EvonyWolfram
EvonyWolfram
6 years ago

Kids play with their hair, the kid is what? 7? if you cant understand that then you shouldn’t be teaching especially if you take scissors to the child’s hair for that. someone like that shouldn’t be teaching or working with children. That tech is considered assault. She should have been given more than a fine

Linda shabazz
Linda shabazz
6 years ago

This is the ultimate disrespect. I would have been arrested for going into her class & doing the same to her. How much longer are black people are going to tolerate this kind of behavior?

Tee
Tee
6 years ago
Reply to  Linda shabazz

It’s not that blacks tolerate such behavior, it’s that our concerns and pleas often go unheard, thus no resolution occurs. It’s sad that we are such a despised race. We are human, yet observed as otherwise by certain groups.No matter the race, there is good and bad in all. It’s up to humanity and society to Not accept Mal-treatment. Prayerfully one-day this will occur with God’s help.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago
Reply to  Tee

Why do you have to turn it into a black/white thing? Its a horrible thing that this teacher did. The girls race makes it no more and no less horrible.

Riley White
Riley White
6 years ago

In a world … where our children .. are no longer allowed to be children .… One girl has a problem .. just because she let her hair be natural … and this girl ( a 7 year old ) was just playing with her hair… The teacher’s excuse was inexcusable

Jakath Harris
Jakath Harris
6 years ago

This is totally uncalled for. Obviously she’s a white teacher,cause they never show their faces on the news. If this teacher had been black & done this to a white child…all hell would’ve broken loose!!! And she would’ve been fired without any recourse. There is a double standard in America. Why move the child? The teacher should have been removed…
But.….…it’s a black child in the public school system. Not a white child in an affluent school system!

Tee
Tee
6 years ago
Reply to  Jakath Harris

Unfortunately, your statement is so correct. It is always a slap in the face that our reality is, Racism continues to be alive and well in America. It’s disheartening that such double standards exists. I’m completely disgusted.

Dee
Dee
6 years ago

How about assault with a weapon?

Nancy Jefferson
Nancy Jefferson
6 years ago
Reply to  Dee

this is what it was because it is a weapon and the child could not protect herself SO YES i would say it’s ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON

Sara Nuspl Simpson
Sara Nuspl Simpson
6 years ago

Leave it to you jigs to pull that race card…Every damn time. You people are pathetic. The teacher should have shaved that monkey’s head!

Keith
Keith
6 years ago

What your address Simpson so I can come shave your white supremist head, bitch

mona richmond
6 years ago

really? And what race are you? From your comment, obviously not human!! No child deserves to be humiliated for doing something as simple as playing with their own hair!! And no teacher has the right to do what that teacher did either!!

CK
CK
6 years ago

You low life. How dare you speak like that.…Oh I know you are behind a keyboard.
I am white and you are a disgrace to humanity. Go put a cloak over your ugly thoughts.…you fit right in. PIG.

yakina craig
yakina craig
6 years ago

Bitch you sound real dumb.you ignorant piece of shit,try telling her mom that.that’s a baby u retard

Blake
Blake
6 years ago

What does race have to do with it? Sara Nuspl Simpson your just stupid…That Teacher Have No Business Cutting The Hair Of A Child That’s Not Her own. I bet you will not say that in public you coward. You need to know God, and change your Satan thoughts!!!

Tee
Tee
6 years ago

To understand your level of ignorance is beyond me. However, ignorant individuals such as yourself tend to think that they are not. You are truly a waste to society. Sad thing is you won’t realize that until your miserable soul rots in hell. No race card here idiot. Truth at it’s best. Signed:non-jig.

Decreator
Decreator
6 years ago

Your Life must be miserable. I refuse to let your ignorance draw me out of my character though, and I apply that to all racist I encounter, whether it’s online or face to face. I won’t curse you back because that in itself is quite futile. You will never get a rise out of me, but I do feel sorry for you. You could be happy if you chose to..instead you choose this path of foolishness. All that rage, anger and disrespect, meanwhile we’re still smiling. Take a deep breath and relax. Smh. Get out into the world, the real… Read more »

Karen
Karen
6 years ago

Ignore this person. They just want attention and I bet that’s not even their real name. Cowards always hide in the shadows. I think it goes both ways. If it was a blond curl that got cut off, whether the teacher was black or white she’d be fired. We know how society treats African Americans and if we don’t stand up and make noise, if people just let small incidents like these continue. Things will never change. I remember a white teacher of mine got so frustrated that she threw sticky puddy in a white girls hair on accident. Her… Read more »

sheylon Brown
sheylon Brown
6 years ago

Sara i wish i could see u i would cut ur hair kick ur ass and then i would shit and make u eat it. White ppl like u should do yhid world a big fav and kill yourself

nun
nun
6 years ago

Sorry did not mean to put a thumbs up but now cant get it off… u are an idiot regardless the race she is a child.

GREG
GREG
6 years ago

COWARDS!
Both you and that teacher, cowards.
Her as an adult to a 7 year old child and you for making such a strong statement as you hide.
The same way the klan hid even during the height of its’ power.
I would shave a reverse mohawk in the head of anyone who did that to my daughter.
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Rae
Rae
6 years ago

Sara,

STUPID BITCH!!

Sara Nuspl Simpson's Psychotic Personality
Sara Nuspl Simpson's Psychotic Personality
6 years ago

I know.… Sara is a supreme IDIOT. I know. Please keep her in your prayers. She knows her MOMMA’s a jig. She’s a jig. And if she’s really brazen enough to come OUT FROM BEHIND HER KEYBOARD and reveal her identity, she knows she would suffer a beatdown. Forgive her.… she knows not what she does. Ignorant heifer.

RC
RC
6 years ago

Sara nuspi Simpson, be prepared to meet a bottle full of nare should someone catch you slipping. All up and through your hair!!!! Ijs I’m quite sure you would feel as disrespected as this baby did you inconsiderate piece of horse manure!!!!!!

Dj Tony E
Dj Tony E
6 years ago

Sara,
So that means I can shave your pink Baboon Azz.….

Heather
Heather
6 years ago

It’s people like you that make this country what it is today. you’re a hateful disgusting excuse of a person. how would you like it if it was your kid. The color doesn’t matter. A child is a child and you just don’t mess with a child, period

Mike Wills
Mike Wills
6 years ago

Did your dumb ass actually say jig??? LMAO at a ignorant MORON. Perhaps you’ll let us all know where you reside so that we can come over and cut off shit on you or your children. Let us know and we’ll be happy to oblige.

yakina craig
yakina craig
6 years ago

Bitch you sound real dumb.you ignorant piece of shit,try telling her mom that.that’s a baby u retard

iSangoma
iSangoma
6 years ago

Double Standards is a bad thing. The discipline considerations for the teacher of a fine is incompatible with her professional conduct of severe humiliation of a 7 year old. As for the unfortunate comment Sarah Nupsl Simpson, she needs counselling and therapy to exorcise the “monkey” in her family.

Noel Matthews II
Noel Matthews II
6 years ago

That was so not cool. Let the shoe be on the foot. And just a minor fine for that shit? I’d be one parent raising hell and high water after that.

That’s not a good look for the school and the teacher.
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shalante
shalante
6 years ago

If that was my daughter ill slap fire out of that teacher

al
al
6 years ago

i wouldve be that ass. and askd questions later. #point blank

andris
andris
6 years ago

Where does it say the teacher is white, why do you just assume she is, its like white people who say blacks do 90 of the crime in this country, you say you want change but wtf.

crucian black
crucian black
5 years ago
Reply to  andris

I wanted to know also, but you’re right. It’s not said and should not be assumed. Peace

Nicole
Nicole
5 years ago
Reply to  andris

Although nationally, this matter is perceived as being a “racial” incident with the teacher being white and Lamya an African American student, this writer’s response will not be perhaps the expected racial retort. Such comments, although justified and supported, will be left to other responders in this regard.

http://communityjournal.net/teacher-in-braid-cutting-incident-suspended/

victori7
victori7
5 years ago
Reply to  andris

I have read all the comments up until yours and you are the only one who mentioned the word that describes someones racial identity.

sharon
sharon
6 years ago

As a teacher of color I am deeply offended by this teacher’s behavior. Of all the things kids do in class, playing with HER hair is so minor. The teacher showed her ignorance and should be on a leave of absence at the least. A fine and removed to another class? Please! Counseling should be mandatory for her to retain her position at another school.

RC
RC
6 years ago

Sara nuspi Simpson, be prepared to meet a bottle full of nare should someone catch you slipping. All up and through your hair!!!! Ijs I’m quite sure you would feel as disrespected as this baby did you inconsiderate piece of horse manure!!!!!!

kelly
kelly
6 years ago

This is not race issue, because it could of been any ones child that it happen to. I’m pretty sure the way that mother felt is the same way we all would have felt.

Debra
Debra
6 years ago

She should have been charged with assault. All girls play with their hair.

Clare Kopelakis
Clare Kopelakis
6 years ago
Reply to  Debra

This article is 4 years old. Is there any update? I

Mindy
Mindy
6 years ago

That “teacher” should be FIRED!! You don’t treat children that way. I say hold the teacher down and SHAVE HER HEAD!!

chelles
chelles
6 years ago

I am a an African American teacher and I have been in that situation with a very arrogant child.it is very annoying trying to teach a class when a child won’t stop shaking her beads. But I would never do this to a child. I simply took the beads out and sent them home.

kirsti-ann
kirsti-ann
6 years ago

I know this was like 4 years ago but still what the hell would posses you to cut a child’s hair and to the fact that the girl was 7 I mean come on who didn’t like playing with the beads in their hair at that age she was 7 and for a grown woman she should have known better than that. If I had to deal with that case she wouldn’t be fined she just won’t have a job. When I was age 7 I knew better than to do that to anyone in my class and here a… Read more »

CK
CK
6 years ago
Reply to  kirsti-ann

That’s because you were raised right.

Tony Tagliavia
Tony Tagliavia
6 years ago

I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of some critical information regarding this story: This occurred four years ago (in 2009). We took the matter seriously. The teacher in question no longer works for the district.

Sincerely,
Tony Tagliavia
Milwaukee Public Schools

truth_iAm
truth_iAm
6 years ago
Reply to  Tony Tagliavia

As of when was she dismissed? I can only hope that a thorough investigation revealed that clearly this woman doesn’t need to teach…….PERIOD!!!!!!

Additionally, why was her face not also plastered all over the initial media coverage? Soooooo very DISGUSTED by the fact that humans are being treated as less than!!

B ford
B ford
6 years ago
Reply to  truth_iAm

her face was not shown because she is white!!

AMD
AMD
6 years ago
Reply to  truth_iAm

The teacher who cut her hair is a male, not a female.

leifu
leifu
6 years ago
Reply to  AMD

Then why does the girl refer to the teacher as a she?

Candus
Candus
6 years ago
Reply to  Tony Tagliavia

Let me find out where that teacher lives. Cut her hair off with a rusty switch blade.

truth_iAm
truth_iAm
6 years ago

As of when was she dismissed? I can only hope that a thorough investigation revealed that clearly this woman doesn’t need to teach.……PERIOD!!!!!!

Additionally, why was her face n9t also plastered all over the in8tial media coverage? Soooooo very DISGUSTED by the fact that humans are being treated as less than!!

schyye
schyye
6 years ago

So its ok for a teacher to cut off a childs hair and all she get is fined and fired. But a young man hugs his teacher and he is suspended from school and a full ride scolarship is snatched from him. What type of ish is that????

leifu
leifu
6 years ago
Reply to  schyye

I’ve never seen this. Do you have an article you could link for me to see?

Brooke
5 years ago
Reply to  schyye

I remember that story. She made it seem like he was trying to fondle her or something when he just hugged her.

Missy Julien-Thelemarque
Missy Julien-Thelemarque
5 years ago
Reply to  schyye

She’s not fired!

Mia McCain
Mia McCain
6 years ago

Is this not physical assault?

Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas
6 years ago

So are we back on the plantation? This teacher has some serious problems. And since we are on the subject, how many little muslim girls are in the classroom and would she be arrogant enough to take their headscarf off???

This is ridiculous.…

I know a man named ‘Sue’.…
Individually and school district.
There is no excuse for this behavior.…

Sabi
Sabi
6 years ago
Reply to  Helen Thomas

That teacher would drown in lawsuits if she ever dared to touch any little Muslim’s girl head scarf.…Lord I cannot even imagine.

But it’s perfectly okay to attack a little Black girl with scissors, out of frustrations. Stories like this make me hate teachers more than I already have my entire life. They should be replaced with computers in the near future.

I simply don't get
I simply don't get "it"
6 years ago

I don’t understand why these stories bring so much shock and surprise. You know children go to school where there is “white” education, a “white” standard of how our children should think and dress. They don’t like natural hair, they don’t like anything that is not like them. Every race they come into contact with, they try to assimilate and make them ashamed of their own culture. I don’t understand why we have not realized the importance of of “having our own” raising and educating our children and building our communities. Until then, don’t be shocked at what these savages… Read more »

Rita Thompson
Rita Thompson
6 years ago

I simply don’t understand “it” said it all, what responsibility are we willing to take for the betterment?

Dorie
Dorie
6 years ago

Just as you don’t like to be lumped into a stereotype based on the actions of a few, do not make the mistake of judging others the same way. There are thousand of teachers of all colors who would find this as disgusting as you and I do.

leifu
leifu
6 years ago

Plz I don’t think you should assume that white people as a group hate everything that isnt there culture.

Darleene
Darleene
6 years ago

Hey, I’m white and apalled that ANY teacher of ANY race would think it ok to butcher a students hair and act so nonchalant about it. I was raised to believe that we are all the same, we are children of God. Respect and an honest heart will carry you far.

Tara Saleem
Tara Saleem
6 years ago

This is modern day slavery for real!!!!!!!

papatre
6 years ago

this is crazy why would a teacher cut off a little girl hair.

Sabi
Sabi
6 years ago

If some teacher thought she could take scissors to my baby in any manner I would to put it lightly, fuck her shit up.

Are you kidding me? This bitch would be dragged infront of that damn school so my baby can see what happens to ignorant, worthless scum like that teacher.

Caitlin
Caitlin
6 years ago

She should have been arrested for assault on a child

SLH
SLH
4 years ago
Reply to  Caitlin

Absolutely,this should have been classified as assault.

Leslie
Leslie
5 years ago

I think there needs to be a most wanted list for teachers. That is most wanted to be OUT of the classroom given their unprofessional and criminal actions. We can start with a picture of this teacher along with where she got her teaching credential.

Ali C
Ali C
5 years ago

Wow. I would be pressing charges, if at all possible. I don’t blame her for going to the media either. This story needs attention. The teacher is in the wrong & shouldn’t have gotten away with it.

ivy
ivy
5 years ago

I don’t care about the teach2 ir the childs skin color, but why is this acceptable? She should not still be in the classroom teaching any kids.…. I say this all of the time if you don’t have the patience for kids do not be a teacher.…. that poor child.…. and as for the skin color if this were a Caucasian child that would probably be in jail

Hannah DollFace
Hannah DollFace
5 years ago

OK what does the teacher have to do with her playing with her hair shes not disturbing nobody the teacher was just being a bitch I daughter play with her braids there’s nothing frustrating or annoying about a kids playing WITH HER OWN HAIR some of these comments ignorant just like that teacher Areyoukiddingme ignorance is your first name stupid is your kiddle name and bitch is your last name

Josh
Josh
5 years ago

I seem to remember a case a long time ago when a man cut off a piece of his girlfriends hair while she slept and the judge charged him with assualt with a deadly weapon since she wasn’t in a position to consent. I don’t think this little girl consented.…

ArdMcK
ArdMcK
5 years ago

The fact that the little girl has been moved to another class while the “abuser” stays with her class is further unjustified punishment of the child.

Will W.
Will W.
5 years ago

I can honestly say, if this had been my child, I would have gone to that school the very next morning and beat the living sh*t out of that teacher in front of the whole class. I’m talking the kind of beating that would make the judge declare you insane because you couldn’t have been in your right mind to beat someone like that. I believe that teacher needs to learn the personal consequences of their idiotic notion that being in front of the class means you can do what you please without consequence. It would be worth the probation… Read more »

Q
Q
5 years ago

Sad this is this child probably lied to her mother , the child probably cut her own hair blamed the teacher so she did not get in trouble now the greedy mother will sue the school and will win because she is black

J
J
5 years ago
Reply to  Q

Wow dude. First of all what makes you believe that this child lied?! And if the mother did sue she will not have won because she is black. Race has nothing to do with how wrongn her actions were.

Michelle
Michelle
5 years ago
Reply to  Q

Why does it always have to be about race. So the black child is automatically a liar? I dont care the race black, white or indifferent cut my child’s hair and we will have problems.

kittengocrazy
kittengocrazy
5 years ago
Reply to  Q

*sigh* another racist asshole… The teacher admitted the offense, especially when there is a whole class of witnesses, which is why she as fined. Yet your stupid ass still try to put it back on an innocent child just because you don’t want to admit there are more ignorant assholes like you out there. You’re racist and I bet you have delusions you aren’t… which is scary because you may be a person of power over others.

Jaydeekatt
Jaydeekatt
5 years ago

I’ve had this done to me before. In highschool on the morning of my biggest final exam, I wore my hair in braids and put it up in a bun. My Vice-Principal cut off my entire bun in front of my whole graduating class, basically scalping me in the back of my head. Now, 2 years later, I am pursuing my dreams and she is dead in the ground. Literally.
I won’t disrespect the dead, but I also will not pretend that she was not a horrible and evil person when she was alive.

Gabby
Gabby
5 years ago
Reply to  Jaydeekatt

What?!!! Why would she do that? And how did you react, because Lord knows she’d have been in Intensive Care.

Jaydeekatt
Jaydeekatt
5 years ago
Reply to  Gabby

Even teachers that I was very close to didn’t step up to help me. I struggled for a while, but I realized she could prevent me from writing that huge final exam and I’d have to repeat the year, so I let her do it. Luckily, I was transitioning at the time, so she pretty much helped me big-chop. lol.
My classmates called me superwoman for the rest of the term because I didn’t overreact or cry. Lol

LJE
LJE
5 years ago

I wouldnt beat her a***. I would calmly approach her, as if I wanted to discuss the situation. And when she least expect it, I would quickly reach out and grab a fist full of her hair in the front of her head and cut it DOWN TO THE SCALP!!! Then, I would inform her that she DOES NOT WANT to see me again if I find out she touched ANY part of my baby again.… then calmy walk away.

Angiemama=samboandvisaversa
Angiemama=samboandvisaversa
4 years ago

This got damnn teacher must of had alopecia. This little girl has thick healthy beautiful hair and she is not entitle to play in her own hair? Lawd you can’t trust these mothafawkers around your kids. Bytch you come to teach not to touch my child. Not only would I have sue the school I would have handle that bytch.

bigsexy
bigsexy
5 years ago

Well I would go to the school with my scissors and cut the teachers hair and ask her NOW WHAT YO MOMMA GONNA SAY!

Doris
Doris
3 years ago

The school did nothing? They would have to hold me back after she cut off my child’s hair. She over-step her bounds.

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