Bully Allegedly Lights 13-Year-Old Girl’s Hair On Fire, While Other Kids Laughed
Bullying is never acceptable, but a 13-year-old girl is recovering from a particularly frightening encounter after a classmate has set her on fire, although other children have seen it and laughed.
According to CBS Philadelphia, eight-wheeled Nevaeh Robinson was waiting at a bus stop two blocks from Gompers School when her classmate used a lighter to set her on fire.
“When it happened, I panicked because I thought I was going to die because my hair was burning so fast,” the teenage girl told the news channel.
The courageous 13-year-old girl extinguished the fire in her hands, even though other children laughed instead of helping her. Nevaeh suffered from first-degree burns and cut a few inches of her hair and bald patches and spots around the hairline.
However, it was thanks to the hairstyle that she had that day that her injuries were not worse, said her mother.
“The doctor told me that his haircut saved his life,” said mother Tanya Robinson. “If it had been different, she might not be here.”
Robinson now wants his daughter’s executioner to be severely punished.
“I want expulsion if you fire children,” said the mother angrily. “I called the police when they got home, I took them to the hospital, the firefighter came out, I talked to the school district, I talked to the school principal.”
The Philadelphia police are investigating while the Philadelphia School District issued a statement stating, “This kind of violence is unacceptable.”
“We can not comment on specific cases of school discipline, but this type of violence is unacceptable and the school district has followed its policies and procedures in this area,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Nevaeh is wearing a scarf over her head to cover the mess, and her mother is preparing her for school in a few weeks.