A 17 year old senior’s hair was ripped out in wood shop class by a drill press machine on Wednesday afternoon at Deltona High School in Orlando, Florida, reports the New York Daily News.
The Florida shop teacher is under investigation for not enforcing safety rules in class and for lack of supervision. The girl’s mother, who is also a teacher in the district, said that her daughter’s teacher should not have let her daughter operate the machine when her hair was down.
The teen admits that she should have tied her long brown hair back in a ponytail. Her hair remained tangled in the machine until a classmate tugged it free.
Discussions continue about implementing new safety procedures in the classroom. The mother said that she met with both the teacher and the school’s principal on Thursday.
The girl was taken to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial and given pain medication.