BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) — A Blakely woman claims her son is suffering after the principal at Early County High School shaved his beard.
She says, "Oh my gosh, mental anguish. So many questions. Who, what, when, where, and how?"
Lasheena Davis' says she was shocked when her son Jakauan came home with no beard.
She accuses principal Anthony Yarbrough of shaving it.
She says, "Since then, my son's attitude about school has changed." .
Davis saying the shaving caused a rash and the cream to treat it costs a hundred dollars.
Davis, a teacher herself, says Yarbrough should be fired.
Doctor Bronwyn Ragan-Martin is Early County Superintendent.
She says, "The child was given the chance to go home."
Ragan-Martin says Jakauan refused to go home and shave so the hair was cut at school by him.
She says, "He chose to stay and use the clippers that the principal had in his office."
I asked, "So he shaved himself?"
She says, "Yes. He shaved himself."
As for Davis, she's retained an attorney.
Joseph Wiley Jr. issuing a statement through Davis saying,
"Jakauan suffered certain injuries to his face such that he is still under treatment."
Wiley saying he'll seek a million dollars in damages.
Davis says, "I'm not the parent to buck the rules, but I do want my boys to stand up for themselves and never stand back and let anyone strip you of your rights as a citizen."
Ragan-Martin says she has asked to see the doctors note and prescription for the cream but hasn’t seen it yet.