Firefighters Under Investigation After Cutting Daughter's Hair As Short As Possible

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An Ohio woman is furious after her daughter was forced to cut her hair as short as possible.

Christin Johnson claims her daughter Kelsey's father and stepmother made her chop off her long locks as punishment for getting highlights in her hair.

In a heartbreaking Facebook post, Johnson wrote: "This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pics is what happened today before she was brought to me... all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!"

Johnson told FOX 8 her daughter was left devastated over her new look, and the police department and Wood County Children's services are investigating the situation as a potential child abuse complaint.

"I've been doing this since '92 and I've never had a case I would say that's like this," Haskins Police Chief Colby Carroll."Mom was upset with how her child was being cared for - lack of better terms."

Kelsey's father Schaffen Frederick and her stepmother Sarah Murray, who are volunteer firefighters, have been placed on leave following the investigation.  

Luckily, Johnson was able to help her daughter get her confidence back.

In a followup Facebook post, Johnson said she took Kelsey to pick out a wig, and thanked the store's staff for their supportive manner.

"I'd like to thank the ladies at Lady Jane's on Glendale in Toledo, OH for making my baby feel more like herself! Especially Haylee Ann for taking her to pick out her new hair," Johnson wrote.

"She got her smile back because of you ladies and your selfless acts of kindness! We truly appreciate you ladies so much! Haylee, you are the best God mother to Kelsey and the bond you two share is incredible, we love you so much!" she added.

Do you think cutting your child's hair off is an inappropriate punishment?