Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid as Puni...

Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid as Punishment

There are 91 comments on the Fox4KC story from Dec 15, 2009, titled Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid as Punishment. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A Wisconsin mom is angry after her daughter's first grade teacher cut her hair. Seven-year-old Lamya Cammon said her teacher cut off one of her braids because she kept playing with them.

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Bad Deal

Kansas City, MO

#1 Dec 15, 2009
That's a little "over the top" for a teacher. Poor judgement on her part. I'd be mad too if a teacher did that to one of my kids.
PJohnson

Overland Park, KS

#2 Dec 15, 2009
I'm not sure she should be teaching anyone's child if she can't handle the frustrations they can bring. I mean what do you really expect from a seven year old child. At that age they love to play with their hair and the sounds it makes if they have beads or barrettes. This teacher needs to be released and find something that won't cause her such frustration.
A mature choice

Kansas City, MO

#3 Dec 15, 2009
Seems to me the teacher should take some lessons in making adult-like choices.
CWhdeon

Overland Park, KS

#4 Dec 15, 2009
WOW. That is a bit extreme and a very personal invasion of that child's space. What would the teacher have done if the kid had been talking? Cut our her tongue? I am sure there are better ways to stop a child's annoying behaviors rather than approach them with scissors and start hacking away at their hair. Therapy seems to loom in this teachers future I think!
Why

Kansas City, KS

#5 Dec 15, 2009
is this teacher even still in the classroom? Why should the child be punished again by being sent to another class?
Sheila K

Red Oak, IA

#6 Dec 15, 2009
If teacher has the balls to cut a childs hair, which is inappropriate contact with child, what will be next? Get rid of her now. Teaching, and the challenges that go along with teaching younger students, obviously isn't for her.
Amber

Claremore, OK

#7 Dec 15, 2009
Student should get to cut teacher's hair as retribution. Eye for an eye.
Ms Bunny

Shawnee, KS

#8 Dec 15, 2009
Teacher should be forced into a mental and psychological evaluation. She is obviously not fit to interact w/ children. And, she obviously has no awareness whatsover of personal property, boundaries, civil rights, decency or respect. I'm betting she is more than a little unstable.
das

Kansas City, MO

#9 Dec 15, 2009
it is the parents fault . Kids should be sent to school in a manner so they are not a distraction to others or to themselves. Strict uniform and appearance rules need to be in place by the schools and followed. Oh wait this would cause an uproar from people saying they are targeted (as like at the power and light)
I went to a school that if you were not in compliance with the dress code they would cut your hair so as to be within the guidelines. I turned out fine
Shannon

Naples, FL

#10 Dec 15, 2009
das wrote:
it is the parents fault . Kids should be sent to school in a manner so they are not a distraction to others or to themselves. Strict uniform and appearance rules need to be in place by the schools and followed. Oh wait this would cause an uproar from people saying they are targeted (as like at the power and light)
I went to a school that if you were not in compliance with the dress code they would cut your hair so as to be within the guidelines. I turned out fine
You're kidding, right? She was just playing with her hair.
concerned mom

Kansas City, MO

#11 Dec 15, 2009
Shannon wrote:
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You're kidding, right? She was just playing with her hair.
No one has the right to alter anyones child with out the parents concent. If she was distracting others there are guidelines set by the school and the teacher should have followed.
Teresa

Shawnee, KS

#12 Dec 15, 2009
Wow. How could a "teacher" inflict trauma to a student like that? There should be a new occupation in her future!
seriously

Lyndhurst, NJ

#13 Dec 15, 2009
@das .......... are you for real? I think I would be tempted to file assault charges on the teacher. She assaulted this child and should be fired
Stacie

United States

#14 Dec 15, 2009
Are you serious? I would go down there and cut one of her braids off or whatever hair that bitch has. That's just not right. She shouldn't be a teacher no more. Bump that.
Stacie

United States

#15 Dec 15, 2009
PJohnson wrote:
I'm not sure she should be teaching anyone's child if she can't handle the frustrations they can bring. I mean what do you really expect from a seven year old child. At that age they love to play with their hair and the sounds it makes if they have beads or barrettes. This teacher needs to be released and find something that won't cause her such frustration.
I agree, because if you choose to be a teacher, then you choose to accept the responsibilities that come along with that role, just as parents. If you decide to be a parent, then understand there will be some challenges, so if you don't think you can handle them, then don't put yourself in that position. Teachers do have a lot to take in with different personalities, but I would think they would have to be smarter than a seven year old. She was playing with her hair, but we don't even know the whole story either. Regardless though, cutting her braid was to extreme, now her mom as to go get her hair done so it looks right and I would make the teacher pay for that. She should be let go, because who knows what else she may do to the next child that doesn't act right. Hair can grow back, but children can't be replaced, so don't let this teacher work anymore because she may do something worse and the damage may not be fixable.
Rob

Louisburg, KS

#16 Dec 15, 2009
Bad apple in every profession. Sad.
Craz E

Overland Park, KS

#17 Dec 15, 2009
That chick should get the boot, cutting someone else's childs hair you know how hard us mothers work to get a childs hair right???
Ms Price

Kansas City, MO

#18 Dec 15, 2009
I truly believe this teacher should be fired. I would also sue her. She has no right to do what she did, frustrated or not. If the mother went to the school and beat this teacher up because she was frustrated, she would be hauled off to jail.
Ms Price

Kansas City, MO

#19 Dec 15, 2009
Shannon wrote:
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You're kidding, right? She was just playing with her hair.
Sounds like you and the teacher have something in common, CRAZY!
GMommyD

Houston, TX

#20 Dec 15, 2009
@das, you are totally incorrect in your response regarding this being the parent's fault. 1. The child is in the first grade. 2. Most Gifted and Talented kids get bored and figit. 3. MOST kids get bored and figit. 4. Teachers should NEVER traumatize a child. 5. No one has the right to cut a child's hair, without parental consent. 6. This teacher went beyond the call of duty and acted irrational, negligent, abusive and TOTALLY PSYCHOTIC. The mother should file a civil suit against the teacher, as well as criminal charges for assault. Apparently, you are just as demented as the teacher who violently attacked this child. This teacher should be suspended and not allowed to teach children, until she receives counseling.

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