Kermit ISD Apologizes for Teacher Cutting a Student’s Hair and Bathing Him Without Permission 12/16/13
December 16, 2013
Kermit - A Kermit ISD parent is livid tonight after learning her son’s teacher cut his hair and gave him a bath at school without her permission. The Kermit ISD superintendent along with the principal and teacher all apologized for their actions and admit that the school made a mistake. However the parent says all this could have been avoided with a simple phone call.
Last Tuesday when Laura Bradford went to pick up her seven-year-old son at school she could tell he looked different from when she dropped him off. “I could tell for sure that his hair was cut,” said mother Lauralie Bradford.
Laura called her sons teacher, who says he had been complaining that his hair was bothering him, so to fix the problem she cut it off. “When we spoke on the phone she said that she had cut or trimmed his hair before. So I don’t know how many times this has happened before, other than this time for sure,” said Bradford. Bradford said the teacher then gave her son a bath, to get the leftover hair off of him.
CBS 7 reached out to Kermit ISD Superintendent Bill Boyd who admits they were in the wrong. “We crossed the line in the sense that we don’t cut children’s hair at Kermit ISD. The teacher thought she was helping, she didn’t have the permission of the parents,” said Boyd.
For the Bradford family, this incident was personal, and something they say was way out of bounds. “I think that she took Christian’s rights away, I think she took my parental rights away, and I think she should be gone,” said Bradford.
“The teacher, the principal and myself all apologized for the wrongdoing. We will move forward and make sure we do what is best for that students,” said Boyd.
Superintendent Boyd could not comment on the personnel issues concerning the teacher but did add that he believes in her, and that they will continue moving forward. As for Christian, his mother says she is taking him out of school for now to be home schooled.