Missouri mom says bullies hit her daughter, cut her hair on school bus


by KMOV.com staff


Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 22 at 5:49 PM

(KMOV.com) -- The mother of a seven-year-old girl has had enough of the bullying on her daughter’s school bus. Following a recent incident, Brianna Lamb has decided to go to the police.

Lamb said the bullying happened while her daughter Dakota was on a bus from St. Louis Charter School.

The fact that the bus was moving made the situation not only wrong, but dangerous, she said. Unfortunately for Dakota, the hair cut wasn’t all she endured.

“I asked her what happened and some of the other older students on the bus had taken scissors to the back of her hair after hitting her in the stomach a couple times,” Lamb said.

The mother immediately called police and filed a report. Threatening a seven-year-old could result in a serious charge, but at this point police are still sorting out the details.

Officials at the bus company told Lamb there were no cameras on the bus.

Lamb said this is only the latest in a series of incidents with older students harassing her daughter.

“She’s trying to take it day by day but she’s emotional and distraught,” Lamb said. “She was seven years old and her hair was her life, and she’s really upset these kids were hateful to her.”

Dakota’s mother says she plans to meet with school officials and police Tuesday to see if they can put an end to the bullying.