Girl bullied at school, told she 'must want to be a boy' after cutting hair for charity

DAYTON, Ohio -- A girl who donated more than a foot of her hair to “Wigs for Kids” says she is now being bullied at school.

According to WHIO, Jetta Fosberg came up with the idea of cutting her long hair and donating it to a worthy cause.

After getting it cut, Jetta decided she wanted it a little bit shorter. She says that is when things changed.

Heidi, the girl's mother, told WHIO that children at Jetta’s school called her was ugly and commented that she must want to be a boy.

When the mother approached the principal about the bullying, Fosberg said, “He told me that he didn’t know of any child that had ever died from words, and that we needed to toughen up and deal with it, and he would deal with it how he saw appropriate which was obviously not the response we were looking for.”

The family has set up a Facebook page and has been overwhelmed with hundreds of responses supporting her daughter.