Kelly Mogg Bio, Wiki
Kelly Mogg has been identified as the Michigan Teacher Cuts a Girl’s Hair as per the girlf’s father, Father Saysimmy Hoffmeyer. The dad also from Michigan says his daughter, Jurnee, came home from elementary school in the Mount Pleasant Schools district with her hair cut on two separate occasions. In one case, a teacher cut her hair, and in another, a classmate did it, The Black Wall Street Times reported on April 16, 2021.
Hoffmeyer is biracial and his wife, Jurnee’s mom, Christie Hoffmeyer is white. Both the teacher and the student who cut Jurnee’s hair are white. “I’m not one to try to make things about race,” he said. “I’ve pretty much grown up with only white people, myself.”
Hoffmeyer posted before and after photos of his 7-year-old daughter on Facebook on April 9 with a caption saying, “#GaniardElementary #CutHerHair.” Jurnee, who is biracial, is pictured in one photo with long, blonde ringlets falling over her shoulders. In two other photos, she hangs her head and purses her lips with her hair shorn above her ears. The post prompted a firestorm from advocates fighting for his daughter, and #JusticeforJurnee began trending online.
Michigan Teacher Cuts Girl’s Hair, Father Says
Hoffmeyer came home from school on March 24 with most of the hair on one side of her head cut. The girl told her dad another student cut her hair with scissors on the bus. Hoffmeyer filed a complaint with the principal and had his daughter’s hair styled at a salon to even out the differing lengths. Then, Jurnee came home with the other side of her hair cut and told her dad a library teacher cut it. His daughter’s hair was still somewhat asymmetrical after the salon cut, but that it was still about shoulder length on one side.
Hoffmeyer in a statement to WAVE 3 said he did not expect serious consequences for the student but said he thought the teacher should at least take responsibility, even if she had good intentions.
“Our kind of hair, you can’t just wet down and cut it because, and that’s when I feel like they should have, even if they were trying to do it in the kindest of their heart, once they seen the outcome, they should have been like, ‘Yeah, we messed up,’” he said. “We should probably call him and let him know what just happened.”
Jimmy Hoffmeyer is married to Christie Hoffmeyer, Jurnee’s mom. Christie Hoffmeyer has also spoken out about her daughter’s treatment at school and posted on social media, although Jurnee’s dad has been the main spokesperson for his daughter in news articles.
Christie Hoffmeyer wrote on Facebook on April 19, after a school board meeting at Mount Pleasant Schools.
Just got done with the school board meeting. & I must say I couldn’t be more proud and thankful of all the love and support my family received from our community and others from all around the world that tuned in to the board meeting and spoke up for my beautiful daughter jurnee! My family couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative of all the support we have received and are continuing to receive! Thank you everyone for standing with us while we fight for justice for my baby! #JusticeforJurnee
Hoffmeyer has two other daughters, ages 8 and 4, according to the Associated Press.
Parents and other stakeholders are fighting for #JusticeforJurnee spoke at a Mount Pleasant school board meeting Monday, April 19, to fight for the girl’s rights. Hoffmeyer is working with the National Parents Union to call for specific actions from the school. More than 500 people sat through the virtual school board meeting, according to Christina Laster, a policy director with the National Parents Union.