'Seven-year-old Tru Robinson had natural brown ringlets that swept the middle of her back. At day care, she’d wear them up in pigtails — until staff decided to shave them off entirely.
'The girl’s mother, Denise Robinson, says carers at Little Heroes Group Home, Conn., “violated” her daughter by shearing her locks without parental consent. Worse yet, Robinson claims, staff at the school told the child her hair would “grow back straight.”
'The distraught mom opened up about the incident on Facebook.
'“Tru was assaulted yesterday at school and anyone who knows me know that I never claim racism — But why was my daughter’s head shaved?”
'“There are three other girls in her class, two white girls, one black, none of these girls got scaled. Why Tru??” she wrote.
'“My child is mixed race and her hair WAS FULL and curly… She DID NOT AND I REPEAT [NOT] HAVE HEAD LICE OR BUGS!! SO WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?”
'The behavioral school, where Tru stays part-time, said the haircut was necessary for hygienic reasons.
'“The program employs a diverse staff that is attentive to the needs of all children. Decisions regarding grooming are based on a variety of factors, including hygiene,” it stated.
'“A review of the circumstances is underway to determine what occurred and, if necessary, appropriate action will be taken.”'