The black high school student claimed three white boys held her down and cut her “ugly, nappy” dreadlocks in a playground at a Virginia private Christian school last Monday.
Amari Allen, 12, claimed she was held down by three boys who cut her hair off at their $12,000-a-year Immanuel Christian School in Springfield in Northern. She also gave a tearful interview about it afterwards and said they called her hair 'ugly' and 'nappy', a racist term that is used to derogatorily describe African American women's hair,NBC Washington reported at the time.
Amari last week appeared on local news networks to tell her story.
She said she was about to go down a slide when the three bullies 'ambushed' her.
'One of them put my hands behind my back. One of them covered my mouth. They kept laughing and calling me names,' Amari told WUSA9 as tears streamed down her face.
The Daily Beast reported, that Cynthia Allen said she met with school officials Thursday “to demand the three boys be removed and updated policies be put into place to ensure ‘this doesn’t happen again.’ Allen also said Amari filed a police report.”
The school sent a statement to the Daily Beast which in part read, “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.”
The school said it “reached out to law enforcement to ask them to conduct a thorough investigation, and further inquiries should be directed to the Fairfax County Police Department.”
'Amari is not a public figure. She is a young girl who made a mistake, and we are asking everyone, supporters and critics alike, to please respect the family’s privacy at this time.
'Her family has released a statement to the Washington Post apologizing to the other students she accused, and her school, and the community,' it said.