Father of Girl Whose Hair Was Cut in Michigan School Takes Million Dollar Lawsuit | New



(WNEM) РThe father of a 7-year-old M̩tis girl whose hair was cut twice at school has filed a million-dollar lawsuit for racial discrimination and constitutional rights violations.

The lawsuit says Mt. Pleasant public schools are not entitled to qualified or government immunity.

A student cut Jurnee Hoffmeyer’s hair while they were on a school bus on March 24. Her father, Jimmy Hoffmeyer, took her to a salon to correct the cut.

A few days later, Jurnee returned home with almost all of her curly locks cut. Jurnee’s library teacher at Ganiard Elementary School cut his hair with the help of another staff member without parental consent, according to the lawsuit.

The library teacher said Jurnee asked him to fix his haircut, the Mt. Pleasant School District said. A full review of the incident has been initiated by the school district.

The trial calls for a jury trial. The Western Michigan U.S. District Court ordered Hoffmeyer’s attorney to explain why the case should not be transferred to the Eastern Michigan District because Isabella County is part of the jurisdiction of this tribunal. They must justify no later than September 29.



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