Little Queen gets her African locks up rooted by day care worker 3/4/2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

3-year-old girl got her braid ripped

3-year old Ariana Reddick

Oswego, IL — The parents of Ariana Reddick, a 3-year old girl from Illinois, are outraged after a daycare worker allegedly pulled a braid from their daughter, ripping it from her head. They have since filed a police report against the center and talked to the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services. Robin Reddick, the mother of Ariana, said she received a call from KinderCare Learning Center, where she dropped her daughter off on Tuesday last week, saying that something happened to her daughter but it was not an emergency.

But when she went to the daycare to pick up Ariana on that day, she found that her braid appeared to have been ripped from her head.

“It looked very painful,” Reddick told NBC News. “I can see hair follicles of her hair.”

Ariana’s teacher told her that they allegedly noticed the missing braids after nap time.

She and her husband took Ariana to the doctor, who told them that a high level of force has been used to be able to result in that damage.

Meanwhile, the daycare did not comment about the incident but stated that they immediately reached out to the family when they noticed the missing braid.

“Although no injury occurred, we also reported the incident to state licensing, so that they may look into the matter for themselves, if they so choose,” the statement read.

Acting Principal Accused of Attacking 11-Year Old Student, Ripping Her Braids Out 2/26/2019

 

Madison, WI — Rob Mueller-Owens, a positive behavior support coach at a middle school in Wisconsin who was also the acting principal, allegedly attacked and pulled out several braids from an 11-year old African American student after a classroom dispute.The girl’s mother, Mikiea Price, said her daughter called her on February 13 to tell her about the incident. The girl reportedly told her she and her classmate sprayed perfume on themselves in the bathroom before returning to class. The smell apparently activated their teacher’s allergies so she asked who sprayed perfume but no one admitted.

The teacher then asked Mueller-Owens to come in to handle the situation. When the girl eventually admitted she sprayed perfume, she was asked to leave the classroom.

However, as she was walking out of the classroom, Mueller-Owens allegedly began pushing her out, causing her to hit a row of lockers. He also stayed on top of her for about 15 seconds after losing his balance.

The incident was caught on a surveillance video described by Price as a “very disturbing sight to see.” But the video won’t be publicly released until an investigation is completed.

Price added that her daughter has been traumatized and afraid to return to school since the incident.

“Just the whole experience is just traumatic and devastating and just confusing,” Price told the WISC-TV. “I’m just disgusted at this whole incident. You know, I send my kid to school to learn, and that’s a place where mothers send their kids to be comfortable in. I just feel violated in so many ways that this even happened to her.”

Though Price didn’t know exactly how her daughter’s braids were pulled out, she said she was holding three braids and there were bald spots in her scalp when she picked her up at school.

Price said she is planning to take legal actions and sue the Madison Metropolitan School District. She said the school failed to inform her about the incident and also didn’t call any doctor or nurse to examine her daughter.

Meanwhile, the school district said in a written statement that they “take any situation of this nature very seriously.”

Moreover, Mueller-Owens, who once paid a visit to the White House in 2015 for his work with restorative justice, has been placed on leave and banned to return to Whitehorse Middle School, where Price’s daughter goes to school, pending the result of the investigation.

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