#5 She Thought Her Daughter Will Be Safe And Protected At School But She Was Wrong
Lauren's mom Myckelle William's says her daughter was taken to the hospital because the snatching of wig caught abrasions on her head. The wig was held by pins and glue and when it was harshly pulled off it also tore off her natural hair.
Mom says that she felt that when she sent her daughter to school she will be safe and protected there but it turned out complete opposite of it, "Her head was hurting. Her neck was hurting. Her scalp was hurting, and she was just crying. The goal is when you send your kids to school, you're automatically assuming they're going to be safe and protected. And I'm feeling like she's not protected. I feel like there are a lot of parents who are hurt by [the school's] action. I feel like there are a lot of kids being victimized and it's not being handled correctly."
#6 Defending Myself
Talking in an interview about her struggle, Lauren revealed she has been viciously bullied for last two years of high school for her hair but now she wants to break free from it. She is tired of this and won't let her hair define her anymore, "Your beauty isn't defined by the number of strands on your head. Ever since I [shaved] it, I feel free. I'm not held down by my hair. I'm not defined by it — I'm defining myself."
#7 School Has Revealed Official Statement
After getting media attention, the school has finally regarded the incident and has released an official statement on Twitter, it read, "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."
#8 Pressing Charges Against Perpetrators
Lauren's mom took to Facebook to address the issue and call out her bullies, the post got nationwide stir and Lauren received love and support from the online community. The post read, "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. These kids not only tore her wig off in the middle of school but videotaped it. They followed her to the bathroom as she screamed and cried and proceeded to tape her OVER the stall as she cried and begged for her wig." Lauren's sister Kyla Williams also shared her sister's story on Twitter.
Myckelle Williams has decided to take legal action and is pressing charges against the bullies.