Schools are supposed to be a place of education and learning, but a young schoolboy and his teacher connived to turn a school in Detroit to a circus.
A mother who resides in Detroit is furious at the teachers of Noble Elementary School due to their lax attitude towards the safety of her daughter.
Judy Holland’s seven-year-old daughter Mikaela attends the elementary school together with her younger sister.
Mikaela, however, was in danger of being burnt alive this past school week after her hair was set on fire by an errant classmate.
The shocking incident took place at lunchtime when students would gather in the cafeteria as is the normal procedure.
Things, however, turned fiery after a male classmate set Mikaela’s hair on fire while she was waiting in line.
The scary incident was witnessed in full by Mikaela’s younger sister who was also in the cafeteria for lunch.
According to Mikaela’s sister, the young boy set Mikaela’s hair on fire with a lighter before blowing out the fame.
It is not clear if the male classmate did it just for laughs or if the incident has some malicious, racial undertone.
Mother Judy Holland is outraged after learning that her daughter was rebuffed when she tried to report the actions of her classmate.
According to Judy Holland, Mikaela was told to sit down by one of her teachers when she tried to alert her to the incidence.
In fact, Mikaela, a first grader at Noble Elementary School didn’t report the incidence to her mother.
Embarrassed by her teacher’s reaction, the young girl kept mum about the incidence until the evidence was discovered.
It was a worker at the daycare who noticed that Mikaela’s hair was scorched and some parts were broken off unevenly.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District have released a statement after Judy Holland took her story public.
A spokesperson for the Detroit Public Schools Community District says they have not found any evidence of what’s been alleged.
Nevertheless, the Detroit Public School board is still investigating and looking at surveillance video.
With surveillance video of the incident available, it does seem like this particular case is pretty cut and dry.
Yet the Detroit Public School board is stalling and protecting the young arsonist for some reason.
This chain of action by the board is made more strange by the fact the Judy Holland has been able to obtain the identity of the guilty classmate.
Although the school hasn’t verified the claims, Holland says she questioned other children at the school who have since identified the boy responsible.
A mother of two, Judy Holland’s natural protective instincts have been awaken by the school’s inexplicable nonchalance as regards the incident.
Holland fears what might have happened if she put gel or some kind of hair product in her daughter’s hair.
‘My baby could have third-degree burns right now. I don’t want this to happen to any other kid’.
Hopefully, the school and the Detroit Public School Board swing into action very quickly.
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