2-year-old girl’s hair shaved by classmate after teacher left kids unattendedBy Mason White 5:12 PM July 1, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
A teacher in the United Kingdom, was suspended after allowing kindergarten students to play with an electric clipper.
School surveillance video showed a 3-year-old child shaving the hair of a 2-year-old classmate.
The teacher brought the clipper to school in order to teach the preschoolers about hairdressing.
Julie Muir, 34, the mother of the 2-year-old child, said that she was horrified when she saw Helena’s shaved head as she picked her up from the Destiny Kids Nursery in Battersea, London.
School surveillance video showed the girl running the clipper twice over Helena’s head, but staff members said that they did not notice because she did not cry.
Muir said that she was shocked that “such young children were allowed to play with something so dangerous.”
The head of the nursery school said that the teacher did not realize that the machine had batteries in it.
A Wandsworth Council child protection officer was notified and the incident is being investigated.
The Destiny Kids Nursery apologized to the girl’s family and suspended the teacher.