An act of bullying caught on camera at a Williamson County high school has gained attention online and forced the victim’s mother to speak out.
The Snapchat video showed a teenage boy at Franklin High School walk up behind a teenage girl only to yank her wig off her head and runaway. The text over the video said “weave snatchin.”
“Yesterday I received a call from my youngest daughter screaming and crying on the phone, for me to come and get her from school.
Apparently, some boys had taken a $5 BET about pulling her wig off in front of everyone. Lulu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss, and had been so ashamed of her appearance that she had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful. We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16.
Officials with Williamson County Schools released the following statement regarding the incident.
The Franklin High administration and the School Resource Officer immediately began investigating an incident when it was reported to them Friday afternoon. This type of behavior can never be tolerated at school. In addition to school discipline, WCS prosecutes delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law.
#SayNoToShaming 2018 Please share Lulu’s story if you have or know a teen who needs to know they are beautiful no matter what! Let’s empower other young girls to reclaim Thier Power!
Bullies will not win in 2018.”
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