September 14th started like any other school day for Hannah Combs, a freshman at Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas. But as she caught up with friends in front of the school, a boy from her second-period class snuck up behind her and poured super glue in her hair.
Hannah explained her experience by saying, “It instantly started burning. It felt like my head was on fire. It was horrible.”
Her friends called her parents and she was taken to the hospital, where doctors said she had a first-degree chemical burn on her scalp.
The boy who bully 15-year-old Hannah received only an in-school suspension. However, the punishment given was not enough for the girl’s father, Christopher Grimmer, who is a retired soldier. He was furious at the school.
“I’m not going to pull my daughter out and uproot her from her life because of what this kid did to her,” Grimmer explained to the source. “That child that did this to her, uproot his life. He gave up the opportunity to go to Harker Heights when he committed the act.”
Hannah stated that her hair was her most favorite thing about her which she had lost. She was disheartened because she felt it was the only thing she liked about herself, and now it was lost for “no reason.”
“I realized I lost my favorite thing about me. I loved my hair,” she said. “My hair was the only thing I liked about myself, honestly. I lost it for no reason.”
The bullying does not sit well with Hannah’s mother, Jessica, either. She created a Facebook page and posted about the bullying incident along with pictures of her daughter’s new haircut.
Since then, Hannah has received an outpouring of support from people all over the world and from those closer at home.
A hairdresser named Nikki saw pictures of Hannah’s hair and offered to give her a haircut.
“Today I got to do something I’m proud of. I fixed a young girls hair who had something traumatic happen to her at school,” Nikki wrote. “Her hair had to be shaved on one side, so I made the best of a bad situation.”
For Hannah, she says what happened to her makes her want to help other people. “There are people who couldn’t stand up for themselves but they talk to me about it. It makes me want to help. It’s amazing how many people are supporting me.”
The family says that they have received a call from the school telling the family that the issue has been resolved and that it is safe for Hannah to go back to school.
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