The father of a 7-year-old Michigan lady whose hair was lower by a teacher worker with out parental consent is suing the district for $1 million. 

Jimmy Hoffmeyer filed the lawsuit in opposition to Mount Pleasant Public Schools, a librarian and a teacher assistant on Tuesday, alleging racial discrimination, assault, battery ethnic intimidation and intentional infliction of emotional misery. His daughter is biracial. 

She now attends one completely different faculty. 

Hoffmeyer talked in regards to the woman arrived dwelling in March from Ganiard Elementary School with most of her hair on one aspect of her head lower. The lady – who’s Black and White — talked a couple of classmate lower her hair on a university bus. 


This undated photo provided by Jimmy Hoffmeyer shows his daughter before a classmate and a teacher cut her hair on separate occasions. Hoffmeyer has filed a $1 million lawsuit alleging that the girl’s constitutional rights were violated.(Jimmy Hoffmeyer via AP)

This undated {{photograph}} outfitted by Jimmy Hoffmeyer shows his daughter before a classmate and a teacher lower her hair on separate events. Hoffmeyer has filed a $1 million lawsuit alleging that the woman’s constitutional rights had been violated.(Jimmy Hoffmeyer by AP)

Her mother and father complained to the varsity principal and had the woman’s hair styled at a salon. Two days later, she acquired proper right here dwelling with a wide range of her hair lower on the choice aspect of her head. 

“I asked what happened and said ‘I thought I told you no child should ever cut your hair,’” Hoffmeyer talked about on the time. “She said ‘but dad, it was the teacher.’ The teacher cut her hair to even it out.”

In the lawsuit filed in Grand Rapids, Hoffmeyer alleges the district didn’t appropriately put collectively and supervise its staff. In July, the district talked a couple of staffer who lower the woman’s hair was reprimanded and an impartial third-party investigation decided that irrespective of “good intentions” of the employee who lower the woman’s hair, doing so with out permission from her mother and father and with out the data of district directors violated faculty safety.

Two completely completely different staff did not report the incident and all three have since apologized. 

A college board investigation discovered no racial bias.  However, Hoffmeyer talked about he was not at all questioned concerning the incident. 

“We are confident that the facts will prevail given our district’s appropriate and aggressive response to the incident and the findings of the third-party investigation that was conducted,” Amy Bond, president of the Pleasant Public Schools Board of Education talked about in an announcement. “We will aggressively defend against these baseless allegations in court and will not allow this to distract us from our mission to provide every child a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers.”

Fox News has reached out to Bond and district directors. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.