The father of a seven-year-old girl in Michigan has garnered attention after he stated that his daughter’s hair was cut twice in school without his permission.
Jimmy Hoffmeyer stated that his daughter Jurnee recently came home from school with her hair cut after a student on the bus cut off one side during a ride home.
He took her to the salon to get the hair evened out, but later in the same week, she came home from school sporting another haircut, this time courtesy of her teacher.
Hoffmeyer stated that Jurnee is biracial and that “our kind of hair, you can’t just wet it down and cut it.” He stated that she was “so embarrassed.”
Her hair originally reached the middle of her back, Hoffmeyer told WJRT.
He stated that the school had apologized, but that he was seeking a public apology. He has since enrolled his daughter at a different school.
The school district has yet to comment on the incidents.