A mother is suing a school after someone shaved off her mixed-race daughter’s curly hair, telling her that it would ‘grow back straight’. Denise Robinson said that no one contacted her to ask for permission to shave seven-year-old Tru’s head.

The school claimed it shaved her head for hygiene reasons, although the specifics of this were not made clear. Tru’s hair, her mum said, was ‘very long’ before it was all cut off.

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