A 13 year old girl’s bullies have set her hair on fire.

Eighth-grader Nevaeh Robinson says people who frequently bully her have set her hair on fire. The incident happened while she was waiting at a bus stop while heading to school, two blocks from her school, Gompers School.

Nevaeh said,

“When it happened, I panicked real fast, because I thought I was going to die because it burned my hair so fast,”

Nevaeh suffered First degree burns, leaving her with a two inch bald spot, and multiple bald patches around her hairline.

Her mother Tanya Robinson said

“The doctor told me her hairstyle saved her life. Had it been different, she might not be here.”

Nevaeh said she patted the fire out with her bare hands by herself, while all the other children around her look at her while laughing.

Tanya Robinson said she wants to see the kids get kicked out of the school,

“I called the police as soon as they came home, took her to the hospital, the fire chief came out. I’ve spoken to the school district, I’ve spoken to the principal at the school, I want expulsion if you’re setting kids on fire,”

Philadelphia police are investigating the crime, and the school said in a statement,

“We cannot comment on specific instances of school discipline, however this type of violence is unacceptable. School District did follow its policy and procedure on this matter.”

This also isn’t the first incident that Nevaeh has gone through. Two years ago at another school, a student that frequently bullied Nevaeh broke her thumb.

Nevaeh says that she has head pain  “from the back, all the way up to the front.” Nevaeh’s mother has decided to not quit, but has decided that she will start homeschooling her daughter.


Updated: June 20, 2019 — 5:55 pm

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