Black student, 12, was pinned & # 39; by three white male classmates who dreaded her & # 39; ugly & # 39; and & # 39; called diaper & # 39; and then cut them off & # 39; in a playground at a Christian private school in Virginia
- Amari Allen, a 12-year-old black girl, says that three white male classmates of sixth grade pinned her to their private Christian schoolyard
- The boys then cut her dreadlocks, calling them & # 39; ugly & # 39; and & # 39; nappy & # 39; while they laughed and Amari a & # 39; attention finder & # 39; who should not have been born
- The boys then ran away and left Amari & # 39; just there & # 39; and it is not clear where teachers were when the incident happened
- On Thursday, the entire playground at the Immanuel Christian School in Fairfax was surrounded by caution tape when Amari & # 39; s family spoke to the administration
- School officials say they referred the incident to the Fairfax County Police so that they could & # 39; conduct a thorough investigation & # 39;
- A police spokeswoman confirmed that the investigation was ongoing and refused to disclose more information because the victim is a minor
Three white men from sixth grade at a Christian school in Virginia are accused of pinching a black 12-year-old girl and cutting off her dreadlocks in the playground.
The youth laughed and named Amari Allen's hair & # 39; ugly & # 39; and & # 39; diaper & # 39 ;, said the victim, before the bullies left after telling her that they were a & # 39; attention seeker & # 39; was, who should not have been born, reports WLTX.
Officials from the Immanuel Christian School in Fairfax acknowledge to DailyMail.com that they were in contact with the family and asked the police to conduct a thorough investigation.
Amari Allen & # 39; s dreadlocks above were noticeably shorter after she claimed that three white, sixth graders had cut them on Monday at the Immanuel Christian School playground
Officials from the Immanue Christian School in Fairfax, Viriginia, confirmed that they were in contact with Amari Allen and her family after the 12-year-old black girl said three white classmates had cut her dreadlocks. The school called in the police to investigate
A Fairfax County Police spokeswoman confirmed to DailyMail.com that there was a & # 39; ongoing & # 39; investigation and refused to provide more information because the victim is a minor.
In the meantime, the Amari family have demanded action.
& # 39; It's very painful, & # 39; told the girl's grandmother Cynthia Allen to WLTX when she discussed Monday's incident. She demanded consequences for the unidentified sixth graders, who had previously bullied Amari.
& # 39; I want them expelled from school. I want to see something happen. & # 39;
Amari, whose half-length dreadlocks were noticeably shorter, told WLTX that one of the boys covered her mouth while another held her hands behind her back and the third went to work cutting her hair.
& # 39; They kept smiling and calling me, & # 39; Amari said, tears rolling down her cheeks.
& # 39; They called me & # 39; ugly & # 39 ;, said: & # 39; I shouldn't have been born. & # 39; They called me & # 39; an attention seeker & # 39 ;.
The attack took place during a break on a sliding board and it is not clear where Amari & # 39; s teachers were.
Amari prevented her from telling her family for fear of retribution by the bullies who had previously attacked her. They took her lunch earlier and mentioned her names, Amari told WLTX.
The girl finally mentioned the attack when her grandmother noticed the difference in her hair length.
On Thursday, the family met school officials at the playground, who were deposited with caution tape.
School officials who responded to the DailyMail issued a statement saying: & # 39; Take the emotional and physical well-being of all our students seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any form of bullying or abuse. & # 39;
& # 39; We are deeply troubled by the allegations made and communicate with the alleged victim's family to gather information and provide all possible support & # 39 ;, wrote Stephen Danish, the head of the school in the statement.
Danish added that contact was made with authorities and asked for & # 39; to conduct a thorough investigation & # 39 ;.
It costs Amari & # 39; s family a year for her to go to the private Christian school, defining bullying as & # 39; the intentional use of power to physically and / or emotionally dominate another person , intimidate and for a longer period without significant provocation or justification. & # 39;
WLTX did not show Amari & # 39; s face on television. An unnamed aunt who led a TV news crew to the playground in a video posted by the news channel indicates where she believed the attack was taking place.
& # 39; They must have gotten her on this slide because it is open, and have held her down and cut her hair, & she says, pointing to a sliding board.
& # 39; There is the slide, & # 39; she repeated. & # 39; It's traumatic. & # 39;
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