Mom Is Outraged After Daughter’s Hair Was Set On Fire By Classmate And A Teacher Ignored It

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

A mother is livid today after she found out that her daughter’s hair was burned by a classmate. Only making matters worse was the fact that a supervising teacher did nothing about it.

Judy Holland is speaking out against Noble Elementary in Detroit. According to WXYZ Detroit, her 7-year-old daughter, Mikaela, had her hair set on fire by a boy who was carrying a lighter while they were standing in the lunch line.

Mikaela’s 5-year-old sister, who is in kindergarten, reportedly witnessed the incident. The two girls went to a school worker to ask if they could call their mom, but the administrator just told them to sit down.

Judy is understandably infuriated by the incident, and even went around asking other students at the school about it. She says that the kids she questioned identified a second grader as the young boy responsible.

She’s not just mad about what happened — she can’t even begin to imagine what could have happened if she had put gel or some kind of hair product in her daughter’s hair that morning.

“She could have been put up in flames,” said the mom.

“My baby could have third-degree burns right now,” she told WXYZ. “I don’t want this to happen to any other kid.”

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 Footage and photos provided by WXYZ Detroit

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