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White Students Pin Down Black Girl To Cut Off Her ‘Nappy’ Dreadlocks

White Students Pin Down Black Girl To Cut Off Her ‘Nappy’ Dreadlocks

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Police have launched an investigation into an incident where a sixth-grader says her fellow white students pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks.

Amari Allen, 12, said her classmates at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia, called her hair “ugly” and “nappy” and pinned her down to the ground and cut her dreadlocks off.

Allen says that the male students also covered her mouth so that she was unable to scream for help.

“I felt hurt but also angry,” Amari told ABC Washington, D.C., station WJLA . “Why would they do this. … Is it only me that’s being affected?”

Allen said she tried to avoid telling her parents because she didn’t want any retaliation.

“When I held it in, I felt like a weight was being added to my shoulders each day that I held it in,” Amari said. “Something could have happened that made them do this. I know that’s like the source of most bullying.”

Her family has asked the school to expel the boys but they don’t feel like the school is taking them seriously.

An incident report was soon filed with the Fairfax County Police Department.

“We take seriously the emotional and physical well-being of all our students, and have a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of bullying or abuse,” Immanuel Head of School Stephen Danish said in a statement. “We are deeply disturbed by the allegations being made, and are in communication with the family of the alleged victim to gather information and provide whatever support we can.”


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