FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WZTV) — Williamson County Schools in Tennessee are investigating an alleged bullying incident after video shows a student ripping a 16-year-old girl's wig off.
Myckelle Williams told Circa's affiliate FOX 17 News this all apparently happened over a $5 bet. Williams said the kids not only tore her daughter LuLu's wig off in the middle of school, but video taped it.
LuLu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness, hair breakage and loss.
"She had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful," Williams said. "We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16."
On Friday, the mom said the students followed LuLu to the bathroom as she screamed, and continued to videotape LuLu over the stall as she cried and begged for her wig. Williams said she took LuLu to the hospital for abrasions and whiplash after the incident.
A Williamson County Schools Resource Officer is investigating the incident that Franklin Police said was a "shameful act." Williamson County Schools provided the following statement to us regarding the incident:
"The Franklin High administration and the School Resource Officer immediately began investigating the 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."
Williams said Lulu later decided to shave her hair off to not let these bullies win.