Teacher Cut Off Child’s Braid In Front of Class (Video)

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Someone has gone and lost their mind again on someone else’s child.  Remember the old man in the Wal-mart slapping the woman’s child twice.  Well, this time it was even worse.  The Milwaukee teacher hasn’t been identified yet, but the little girl’s mother immediately addressed her.

The little girl told her mother that her teacher had cut her braid off.   The physical appearance of the child had to be shocking to her mother in addition to her daughter’s story.   Her mom immediately came directly to the teacher (more than likely to exact a beat down on her).

She didn’t go straight into Vaseline and sneaker mode though, she gave her time to explain.  The teacher says she was sorry, but she was”frustrated.”  There would have been no more words.

The teacher was perturbed with the little girl playing with her braids.  She had beads on her hair and she repeatedly ran her hand through them and the teacher got tired of it.  She not only cut her hair for the class to see, she tricked the little girl into coming to her by saying she would give her candy.

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26 thoughts on “Teacher Cut Off Child’s Braid In Front of Class (Video)”

  1. I would really have to talk to Jesus about this one. No frustration is worth cutting off a child’s hair. She reaaly should have contacted the parent and if that didn’t work, there should have been a conference with the parent and the principle. I know there are some difficult children out there, but this was literally take her life into her own hands. What if this had been one of those crazy parents that just didn’t care. It would have been a sad situation on both ends.

  2. Sorry no excuse it’s never a good time to take out time to cut this childs hair. The teacher couldn’t have been that frustrated to take those measures. I’d hate to see what she would have done if the child talked back, got physical, or cursed of any of those unacceptable acts. She still need to be thankful that that parent didn’t result to other matter. Thank God that the child was not injured in any manner.

  3. As a “professional” educator myself, I know how to deal with frustration. It begins with a few cleansing breaths, not a pair of scissors. People like this give educators a bad name. Sad!

  4. You can’t blame that crap on stress. There is no excuse for that. I guess I’m stressed so now I can go punch someone in the face or walk up and down the street cutting my neighbor’s flowers. Give me a break. Fire that teacher.

  5. There are some things that are totally out of a teachers lane when it comes to students. An action such as cutting hair in a classroom setting is not acceptable. Some people brings consequences on themselves when they perform in a senseless manner. This alleged teacher should not occupy a classroom for the purposes of gainful employment but should be put on a community service assignment somewhere in the middle east. Lucky for her, that beautiful little girl wasn’t one that belonged to me…

  6. she need to be fired. If she cut a child her that is not even her child, what is she capable of doing next, stabbing a child.

  7. @ Rose… that was my concern… I wouldn’t want a “frustrated” person coming anywhere near my child with scissors…

  8. First of all, if you’ve never been a teacher in the inner city–you have no business speaking out on this subject AT ALL. Most likely, you couldn’t do it and wouldn’t have the work ethic to even try. MOST PARENTS TODAY (suburban, rural , or otherwise) ARE COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT. They send SPOILED, , entitled, bratty, BARBARIC children to school to disrupt the learning for all the children in the class. This child was probably clicking her beaded braids, making noise, and refusing to listen to the teacher when told to stop. I’M GLAD THE TEACHER LET HER KNOW ABOUT CONSEQUENSES–something you moms FAIL to do. I’m so sick of moms whining about how hard they think parenting is. Try dealing with 30 kids at once. And guess what, moms–If your child is playing with their shoe laces and refuses to pay attention in class, I WILL CUT YOUR KIDS’ LACES OFF. If your child is playing with a toy, a necklace, a bracelet, etc…and refuses to stop. I WILL PUT IT IN THE TRASH. IF THIS BOTHERS YOU THAN TEACH YOUR CHILD HOW TO LISTEN AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. And give me a break about this child being emotionally scarred…when I was a child in the 50’s all of us had to have our heads shaved one year because of a lice outbreak (boys, girls, EVERYBODY). The teacher cut off a braid? GOOD FOR HER.

    Why do we even address this? A braid, really??? What about the infinite number of ways that PARENTS harm their children now-a-days? The tendency to pop out kids with no father around, live off welfare instead of showing your child how to be a productive member of society, allowing your kids to be babysat by the TV for hours (you LAZY moms), letting your kids listen to vile music and watch rated R movies by the time they’re in kindergarten. BUT WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT A BRAID!?! God help us.

  9. She tricked the little girl to come to the front of the room by promising candy!!! YOU MEAN THE LITTLE GIRL WOULDN’T COME TO THE FRONT OF THE ROOM WHEN TOLD TO DO SO BY A GROWN UP??? Ridiculous! I CAN’T IMAGINE WHAT A SELF-RIGHTEOUS, SPOILED, BRAT THIS KID MUST BE! Call social services, call 696-KIDS…her mom FAILED to teach her how to behave in school = MOM’S FAULT, not the teachers. If mom taught her child to have manners, and not be a spoiled little brat, this would’ve never happened.

  10. Turn on BET right now. That bumping and grinding, rapping about hos, and b*tches, singing about sex acts and shooting people– THAT IS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING now-a-days. BUT WE KNOW WHAT REALLY DESTROYS CHILDREN–HAVING 2 INCHES OF A BRAID CUT OFF. That warrants discussion. The lack of common sense is maddening.

  11. I’M 43-YEARS OLD AND I REMEMBER OCTOBER 1975 LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. I WAS IN 4TH GRADE CHATTERING AFTER RECESS LIKE KIDS DO AND MR. FOLKS ASKED US TO BE QUITE..I GIGGLED AGAIN AND SOMEONE ELSE SAID SOMETHING. THE NEXT THING I KNEW MR. FOLKS WAS TAPPING MY MOUTH SHUT. THE SHEAR HUMILATION IT CAUSED ME STILL RUNS THROUGH ME TODAY. AND NOT TO MENTION THE TEASING TERROR THAT THE OTHER KIDS PUT ME THROUGH WAS HELL! AS A RESULT OF THAT WARM OCTOBER AFTERNOON I OFTEN STUDDER WHEN AUTHORITY FIGURES PUT ME ON THE SPOT.. WHEN OTHER WISE I SPEAK WITH AN EVEN ELOQUINT FLOW. SO YOU CAN TALK ABOUT RACE OR BEAT DOWNS. MY CONCERN IS IT WHAT EFFECT WILL THIS HAVE ON THIS CHILD 36-YEARS FROM NOW?

  12. First of all dont blame this on the little girls parents, parenting skills. Most little girls of all races twirl their hair or play in their hair all the time. If the teacher was that frustrated she should have left the room and calm down first and then dealt with the situation. For the lady who made the comment about BET, that dont have jack to do with this teacher actions. It couldnt have been my child! Because I would have gave that teacher the beat down and then cut her hair in front of the class.

  13. When I was a child if I had come home having been punished in this kind of way my parents would have said WHAT DID YOU DO! How the world has changed.

  14. So it was bothering her to hear her beads click but it didn’t bother to hear this little girl cry…..

  15. There are many good comments on this board and they are appreciated, but the racists comments are ridiculous.

    You obviously want to hurt and incite people and I hope you do not cause this to happen.

    You are the type of person who would assault a small child because of their race.

    If it is true this child was called to the front of the class to be disciplined, shame on this teacher. Why not speak to the child privately and call the parent.

    Maybe this was a hate crime. It would not surprise me, racism has become rampant in America.

  16. @Teacher

    You have got to be kidding me! How can you defend this teachers actions? You dont even know all the circumstances, unless you ARE the teacher who did this. And from the sound of you comments, you probably are! You sound like somebody who needs a new profession if you believe that harming kids and thier property is a adequate way of dealing with disobedient kids.

    You cant compare this incident to other classroom behavior. This was a lil girl playing with her hair. Most lil girls do this..its an automatic relex. She was only seven, she probably was not even aware of it. Its also a comforting action, much like sucking a thumb. If something so minor as playing with her braids upset that teacher, then THE TEACHER HAS THE PROBLEM. The punishment she handed down was only meant to humiliate this child, it was a way for that teacher to show her who had the upper hand and she did so by humiliating her in front of everyone. Its not so much the braid thats the problem, her hair will grow back, but its the mentality behind the teachers actions that is the problem. Everyone can see that except for you, because you obviously have deep resentments for kids and the school system. I think you should retire or find another job.

    THAT TEACHERS BEHVIOR TRUPMPED THE LITTLE GIRLS ACTIONS! As a grown up we are supposed to rise above poor behavior. What you are saying is that its ok for a TEACHER to behave badly simply because her students are behaving badly. What you are saying is that when frustrated you can take you anger out on someone smaller than you by violating them, or tearing up something that belongs to them. All the kids that witnessed this will think that this is how you solve problems, by retalliating against someone in a way that will humiliate them.

    And having everyone get a hair cut due to a lice outbreak is TOTALLY DIFFERENT than being called up in front of everyone and having someone CROSS BOUNDARIES of personal space and AGAINST YOUR WILL, WITHOUT YOU KNOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING, take a piece of your hair and cut if off. As an adult this would be alarming to me, so i can only imagine how it felt to a 7 year old child! In a lice outbreak i am sure that at some point the parents knew the hair would be cut, but this teacher performed an act of retalliation on this child and then DARED her to tell her mom about it..”what you gon tell your momma now..” is what she said. Now how is that appropriate? This teacher admitted she did this out of stress and nothing else. so when stressed is it ok to go over and slap a kid that you are tired of? Where do you draw the line? ITS NOT OK for a teacher to act on her own thats why you have rules and disciplinary protocol at schools. Surely you know this!

    Cutting someones hair against their will is an act meant to humiliate someone, plain and simple. What if that child had protested and caused the teacher to accidently cut her instead of the hair? And just because most people protest this, it does not mean that we dont acknowledge that kids should listen and behave in class first and foremost, but this teachers actions cannot be ignored. its the symptom of a bigger problem.

    And FYI,I dont watch BET, i am heavily involved in my kids school, and rap videos and other things that your describe do not go on in my household. So your “ghetto” explanation of why we are up in arms does not apply. I am a professional person, been working in mental health for 20 years, married for 17 years. I am not some single mom who lets rap videos babysitt her kids like your describe. You dont have to be the sterotype you describe to know that his teacher was totally wrong. I am totally LIVID about what this teacher has done, and I seriously question her emotional stability as well as yours for defending it.

  17. @teacher
    Furthermore how do you know that this child is a behavior problem? No child is perfect and kids will be kids. This teacher punishement was not appropriate for the offense she described.

    I can think of several things the teacher could have done instead. She could have offered a rubber band to the lil girl, and had her pull her hair back so she would not be tempted to keep playing with it. She could have told the mom about the lil girl disobeying in class, she could have sent the lil girl to the office..
    But she was MAD at the child for continuing to do something she told her to stop doing and decided to “fix” her and cut her hair. Was the lil girl afraid she was gonna cut the rest of her hair? Did she quit playing with her hair after that, if not would the teacher had cut off the rest of her braids? how far was she gonna go with this, thats why this is a problem. You should not be afraid that a teacher is gonna hurt you!!!

  18. No words are needed to see how wrong it is to cut a child hair…especially as a Teacher. A doctor, cab driver, flight attendants, etc all have to deal with others everyday and just because someone is frustrating them, regardless of job title taking such an action (cutting hair) is inappropriate and unprofessional to say the less. However the person under the name “teacher” posting comments I pray you are not an actual teacher, nor a parent for that matter. If so, I feel sorry for those children in any regard.

  19. What possible disciplinary motive would warrent the deliberate destruction of a 7 year old gir’s hair? In most cases, yes, we should consider both sides, but I contend that we already heard both sides! The teacher admitted to the parent that she was frustrated with the little girl. Frustration was the cause, and the chopping of the little girl’s braid was the effect. It is called a lack of self control and this teacher is not fit to facilitate classroom instruction without supervision.

    Would she cut the hair of an adult if she were a college professor? Would she cut the hair of a horrible 17 year old boy with corn rolls if he was being troublesome? Face it: She did it because the little girl was too small to retaliate. She did it because she wanted to show the little girl that she could make her pay for her disobedience. Sad.

  20. I hate that people still think like that. For one thing this is a CHILD so I don’t understand why you think it is okay. The thing about inner city I don’t care where it was at. But it seems to bother you, if you are a teacher you are on the list. With the BAD ONES it has to be your calling, and it sounds like you are a cruel person. I wouldn’t want my child in your classroom, if you have that mind set about you. That is why I stay in the teachers face just to make sure. I believe an eye for an eye, she has to tell her CHILD why this woman done this. And the excuse isn’t going to make the little girl feel better.
    TELLING PEOPLE THAT INNER CITY CHILDREN IS ALL LIKE THIS. YOU HAVE THIS STEROTYPE PLACED IN YOUR HEAD EVEN IF YOU HAVE SEEN SUCCESSFUL STORIES. YOU SEEM TO WANT TO KEEP THEM DOWN NO MATTER HOW YOU HAVE TO DO IT. YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS BACK OF WHAT YOU HAVE SAID. AND I BET YOU TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU BELIEVE IN GOD. BUT YET SAYS THIS ABOUT THIS CHILD, YOU GIVE GOOD TEACHERS A HARD TIME. BECAUSE YOU ARE A TEACHER AND YOU ARE IN THE BAD BATCH. TELLING THIS ABOUT THE FATHERS SOME MEN DON’T WANT TO BE WHEN THEY FOUND OUT SOMEONE IS GOING TO HAVE A BABY. AND DON’T BLAME THE MOTHERS THEY ARE DOING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN. SO WATCH HOW YOU COMPARE EVERYONE TO THAT SOMEONE COULD HAVE PASSED AWAY AND THEY ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS. BY THEMSELVES IF YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEM DON’T JUST GUESS.
    I JUST HATE THAT PEOPLE STILL THINK THIS WAY AND YOU ARE AN ADULT. YOU TELL YOU CHILD TO RESPECT, BUT YOU HAVE TO SHOW RESPECT BACK.

  21. This is an example of what happens when you take God out of school;what is sick and perverted becomes acceptable.If you remove God then someone or thing must fill the void.If we take a look at what our schools have turned into it should be easy to see the demonic influence we have unleashed on our kids and teachers.How very tragic that this precious child has been scarred by her teacher!It is stressful when you are responsible for a classroom of kids;that being said,she should find a new occupation,if she can’t handle it,not put her hands on a defenseless child in anger!What a twisted lesson to teach the students;if someone makes you mad it’s ok to hurt them!?Whoever the teacher is that condoned this behavior and said she would do the same,I hope you know a day is coming when you will stand before our Creator, God and have to answer to Him about your hateful,cold heart.I pray He heals your heart and removes your rage just as I pray He will do for the teacher who did this awful act.Be careful that you do not cross the wrong parent because many parents would physically harm you if you touched their babies(brats or not),some parents would kill you.We all need to hold ourselves to higher standards,you too.You must be very miserable inside to be so angry.These kids need love from you,they are going to be brats sometimes.Some of your kids are abused and don’t even know the meaning of love;you are in a posistion to touch their lives and make a difference.I pray you will change your mind and learn how to love these children just like Jesus loves you.Also,some parents dont have a clue how to parent and they don’t care enough about their kids to teach them right or love them right,but that is not the childs fault!!They only know what we teach them.So, if you choose to be angry atleast realize it should be at the grown ups not innocent children.God bless you and your class.God bless the little girl and heal her hurt.Amen.

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