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12-year-old Amari Allen revealed how she is being harassed at school by her white male classmates. In an interview, she tells WJLA that three white boys pinned her to a playground slide and cut several of dreadlocks.
According to CNN: They held her hands behind her back, Amari told the station, covered her mouth and clipped her hair, calling it “ugly” and “nappy.”
Allen asked as she reflects on what happened:
“Why would they do this? Is it only me that’s being affected?”
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Amari Allen was about to use the slide at the Immanuel Christian School playground on Monday when three white classmates appeared. Within “seconds,” the 12-year-old said, she was pushed down, her hands held behind her back as the boys called her names and cut off patches of her “ugly, nappy” dreadlocks. The school claims they are doing an investigation right now.
The officials over at their school, Immanuel Christian School expressed their disappointment.
“We take seriously the emotional and physical well-being of all our students, and have a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of bullying or abuse,” he said, adding that the school “also reached out to law enforcement to ask them to conduct a thorough investigation.”
Fairfax County Police Department is currently investigating this matter.