A Chicago mother is outraged after a teacher took a picture of her daughter’s hairdo that included Jolly Rancher candies and put on Facebook. And despite the teacher’s apology, the mother is demanding more action, and the school is now investigation:
Ukailya Lofton, 7, says math is her favorite subject. She also likes to dress up. For picture day last week, Ukailya wore Jolly Rancher candies at the end of her braids, a hairstyle she says her computer teacher at Overton Elementary School mocked on Facebook.
“She took a picture of me and then she said my boyfriend can’t believe this,” Ukailya told ABC7.
“She told me her teacher told her to put her hair in her face and she took out her cell phone and she took a picture, not knowing she was putting my baby on Facebook and criticize her,” said Lucinda Williams, mother.
Williams says she copied some of the comments from the teacher’s Facebook page. The teacher allegedly wrote, “right, this is for picture day.” Then someone commented,”if you are going to make your child look ridiculous, the least you can do is have them matching.” Another wrote,”yeah, this is foolishness.” And one added, “I laughed so hard that my contact popped out.”
A spokesperson for the school district told the news outlet “the district is currently investigating the matter to determine if any policies have been violated. If policies have in fact been violated, the district will move on disciplinary action.”
Despite the teacher meeting with the girl’s mother, apologizing,and deleteing the Facebookpage, the mother is not appeased.
“She never apologized to my daughter. She is still in the school. She wasn’t suspended. I mean, it’s like nothing happened. She just apologized and that’s it. That’s not enough,” said Lucinda Williams.
She’s hired an attorney and is planning on filing a lawsuit.