Teacher ‘tried to burn pupils’ extensions off

13-year-old girl Courtney Blades-Wilkinson who had her extensions cut off by a teacher at school, pictured at home  with mum Susan.  Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122278c

13-year-old girl Courtney Blades-Wilkinson who had her extensions cut off by a teacher at school, pictured at home with mum Susan. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122278c

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An irate mother has pulled her daughter from school over allegations that a teacher attempted to burn her teenage daughter’s hair extensions off.

Graham Raincliffe Federation have launched an investigation after 13-year-old pupil Courtney Blades-Wilkinson and a friend alleged that a teacher at the school took them out of class and tried to melt glue off the coloured hair extensions, before forcing them to cut each other’s hair.

Courtney’s mother, Susan, claims she has rejected an apology from the school, and has vowed not to let her daughter, who ironically hopes to train to be a hairdresser, return unless action is taken. Speaking at her home in Endcliff Crescent, the 40-year-old said: “For her 13th birthday, Courtney and five of her friends got hair extensions put in as a present.

But a teacher dragged two of them down to a science lab, sat them down, and tried to melt the glue out of their extensions.”

The teacher allegedly used an instrument from the lab.

Courtney added: “I said (to the teacher) that it burns, but they just kept doing it.”

After that proved unsuccesful, Susan said the teacher took drastic steps to remove the offending extensions.

“She gave them a pair of scissors and told them to cut each other’s hair, making them take turns.” said Susan, who immediately photographed their glue-laden scalps when they arrived home from school.