A video has been trending on social media platforms where a woman, whose daughter is a student of Queens College, was spotted fighting the security guards of the school.
Trouble started when the teenager was denied entry into the school for wearing make-up and fixing artificial eyelashes.
In the now-viral video that surfaced online on Tuesday, the mother can be seen talking to some members of staff while her daughter stands beside her.
Voices of some other women can also be heard in the background condemning the student for fixing eyelashes and painting her fingernails.
The woman is later seen taking her daughter away — when in a quick turn of events — she came back to hold one of the school security men by the neck.
Some other members of staff plead with her to let go but she refuses and complains that she was harassed by the security personnel.
Queens College Staff harass student for showing up to school faith false lashes. The student's mother came to take her daughter away from school and was equally harassed by the guards. pic.twitter.com/L2bPEBmf5y
— SUREYARNS (@sureyarns) November 20, 2019
The incident has since sparked a deluge of reactions on social media platforms especially Twitter where users have been registering their opinions on the matter.
While a number of users condemned the way the security guards handled the issue, others apportioned blame to the student’s mother for allowing her daughter to wear eyelashes and paint her nails to school.
“It’s shameful a mother would fight the security guards after the school authorities of Queens College sent her daughter home for fixing eyelashes. Some parents are responsible for their children’s bad behaviour,” a Twitter user said.
“Why would you be dragging & recording my child on the streets in the name of discipline like she’s thief & not think I’ll fight for her? Are you lot just looking for people to unleash your frustration & faux morality on? Queens College would have been sued if that were my child,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
It's shameful a mother would fight the security guards after the school authorities of Queens College sent her daughter home for fixing eyelashes.
Some parents are responsible for their children's bad bahaviour.
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) November 20, 2019
Why would you be dragging & recording my child on the streets in the name of discipline like she's thief & not think I'll fight for her? Are you lot just looking for people to unleash your frustration & faux morality on? Queens College would have been sued if that were my child.
— ebele. (@ebelee_) November 20, 2019
Those Queens College staffs involved should be dealt with.. If they could demonstrate their lack of professionalism publicly, what exactly do they want to instill in the students!!!
— Mr Adeniran (@Slimshaddy_13) November 20, 2019
Queens College School Authority has a lot of questions to answer for this. They lacked all civility in the manner they handled this issue. We may decide to leave substance to pursue shadow because Nigeria thrives in primitivity, but they were wrong💯. pic.twitter.com/CSAI8nnWsg
— SNPR (@SmartAtuadi) November 20, 2019
Hell will break loose if that was my daughter at Queens College today.
When we were in secondary school, we did things. Our teachers corrected us by telling us to remove things that were not allowed. We were not denied access into the school & we were not recorded 4 social media
— 🤴Demola Drogba 🔱 (@DemolaDrogba) November 20, 2019
Queens college needs to be shutdown
Even if the student was wrong!!
Dat staff shouting record her does not deserve to be a teacher at all What are u teaching your students?? When a student breaks the law u record her and post on social media?? Social media will be the end us
— WAVEZADDY (@iDanDizzy) November 20, 2019
Badly raised girl raising another girl badly. My conclusion on the slay mama at Queens College. pic.twitter.com/ZWdT9fbqmb
— OONI OF ABUJA🔴🔴 (@Deji_OoniAbj) November 20, 2019
Well, I think that girl from Queens College should be suspended. So much hurry to grow up! Who will tell her?
— Bukola Wahab (@shawttynatt) November 20, 2019
That Queens College video…
First, reposting another person’s teenage child’s image all over the internet.
Second, it was more about shaming the girl and her mother than school rules. Cos school rules would have her turned back or serving punishment for flouting the rule.
— Who I want to be (@EephieA) November 20, 2019
I fucking hate Nigeria, see that one shouting “don’t come back to queens college o” who is she? What authority does she have? Nigeria is disgusting! Mishandle my child like that and MoPol will pick everyone of them up. Crap! https://t.co/YXWYExM1vI
— Sue (@L_Boogie_Sue) November 20, 2019
As much as I condemn teenagers wearing fake lashes to secondary schools( if it is against the rules of the school), I am disgusted at the way Queens College handled this situation. Why embarrass the child? One insensitive clown was even dragging the child's hand just #Thread pic.twitter.com/LxWSdkGg6z
— Chidinma Ikechukwu-Edeh (@CNebonta) November 19, 2019
The teachers of queens college should have not video her and her mother like that, they should have just correct her and tell her to remove it but what if its not the first time she is doing that.
In my secondary school days, you will be flogged on the assembly and suspended.
— TORRES ORGAN BLOG2 (@MORSHOWT094) November 20, 2019
Queens college has proved just how much our educational system is flawed. First of all, a school is where children should be educated and disciplined not criminalized because of their indulgences.
— Azör Ahai (@okala_derek) November 20, 2019
How old is she? Maybe 15 or so 😳. May God save nd protect my children from this crazy generation. Kai ! That’s the mother even rebrand 🥊 in defense of her daughter. Queens college girls una suppose give that security man something, no b every man go stand that tight neck-hook. https://t.co/ZlU7fInuE2
— De___mart (@martinlove922) November 20, 2019
'Don't come back to Queens College again '🙄
As per all the schools wey dey Naija don finish?
We care about inconsequential things in this country 😥
— Frodd's P.A🐅🐅 (@Je_suis_chizzy) November 20, 2019
A few take aways from that Queens College debacle.
1 – No security guard has ANY right to touch any student. Especially not for that offence.
2 – The school has gone to shit. It's obvious the school doesnt have an SOP for dealing with dress code defaulters.
— Renzel°🔥🚀💥 (@FoluShaw) November 20, 2019
All the teachers that shamed that Queens College Teenager, most especially that "Mummy Director" that was screaming "snap her, video her, yen yen,….."
God will shame all of you.
— @BLAIZE 📸 (@temitopeidowu) November 20, 2019
See this woman now supporting her daughter, later the daughter will graduate from Queens College then gain admission to uni only to act porn.
— BELZEEZ 🆖 (@iambelzeez) November 20, 2019
Also while we are on this queens college matter, let’s remember there are two sides of dodo, the media only showed us a snippet of the event
— Rere_loluwa🌸 (@Rereloluwa_A) November 20, 2019
Forget say the girl wear lashes enter school, if you molest my child in my presence regardless of whatnot…This planet will not contain both of us…Nonsense and Queens college.
— Omo Alusekere. (@salamShuaib1) November 20, 2019
Aside the fact that the girl applied make up on her face, which was against the school rule, did she commit any other crime to warrant such barbarism and humiliation? Haa! 🙆♂️
Queens College, what went wrong? 😢 https://t.co/HnpAbgAcQ2
— OP SOLUTIONS (@OPSOLUTIONS2) November 20, 2019
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