Education Law

Mom Sues School, Says Teacher Posted Her Daughter's Photo on Facebook, Publicly Mocked Hairstyle

The mother of a 7-year-old elementary school student has sued the Chicago Public Schools and her daughter’s teacher for allegedly posting the child’s photo on a Facebook page and publicly mocking her hairstyle.

Lucinda Williams is seeking damages in Cook County Circuit Court for the emotional distress she says her daughter experienced after they found out from another Overton Elementary School parent about the posting, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Her daughter had seen a photo in a magazine of a woman with an elaborate hairstyle that included Jolly Rancher candies and had asked her mother to create a similar look for the school’s picture day.

A spokeswoman for the school district says it is investigating the incident and expects to take disciplinary action against the teacher, who has apologized.

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