A teenager with a severe scalp condition has opted to completely shave her head after she was left humiliated when boys from her high school filmed themselves ripping off her wig for a $5 bet.
Lauren ‘Lulu’ Williams, 16, was cruelly targeted by her classmates in the middle of the hallway at Franklin High School in Tennessee on Friday.
The horrific incident was captured on camera and shared on Snapchat with the caption ‘weave snatching’.
The video shows a male student ripping off Lulu’s wig before running away down the hall.
Lauren ‘Lulu’ Williams, 16, has completely shaved her head after she was left humiliated when a group of boys at Franklin High School in Tennessee ripped off her wig on Friday
Authorities and officials from Franklin High are investigating the bullying incident. The school district said they would prosecute delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law.
Lulu’s outraged mother Myckelle took to Facebook to publicly share the story after her daughter called her ‘screaming and crying’ over the incident.
‘Lulu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss, and had been so ashamed of her appearance that she had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful. We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘These kids not only tore her wig off in the middle of school, but video taped it. They followed her to the bathroom as she screamed and cried and proceeded to tape her OVER the stall as she cried and begged for her wig.
Lulu wears a wig (pictured on the right) because she suffers from a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss (left)
Lulu, pictured after shaving her head, had called her mother ‘screaming and crying’ immediately after the horrifying incident
Following the traumatic ordeal, Lulu bravely decided to shave her head (pictured above) in a bid to stop the bullies from winning
‘Later I had to take her to the hospital for abrasions and whiplash.’
Following the traumatic ordeal, Lulu bravely decided to shave her head in a bid to stop the bullies from winning.
‘She was not wanting to feel controlled by her hair any longer, and take back her control,’ Myckelle said.
‘I admire the strength and beauty of my little Lulu and know that she will inspire many others even through this difficult time in her life.’
In a statement, Franklin High School said they started investigating the incident immediately after it was reported to them on Friday.
‘This type of behavior can never be tolerated at school. In addition to school discipline, Williamson County Schools prosecutes delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law,’ it read.
Lulu’s outraged mother Myckelle took to Facebook to publicly share the story after her daughter called her ‘screaming and crying’ over the incident
Lulu’s sister Kayla also shared the teenager’s horrifying ordeal on social media