Jimmy Hoffmeyer Wiki -Jimmy Hoffmeyer Bio
Jimmy Hoffmeyer is a Michigan dad who says his daughter, Journee, came home from elementary school in the Mount Pleasant Schools district with her hair cut on two separate occasions. In one case, a teacher cut her hair, and in another, a classmate did it, he says.
Hoffmeyer posted before and after photos of his 7-year-old daughter on social media with a caption saying “Ganiard Elementary cut her hair” in hashtags. Jurnee, biracial, is pictured in one photo with long, blonde ringlets falling over her shoulders.
In two other photos, she hangs her head and purses her lips with her hair shorn above her ears. The post prompted a firestorm from advocates fighting for his daughter, and #JusticeforJurnee became a trending term.
His age is unclear.
Jimmy Hoffmeyer Fights for Daughter After Teacher Cuts Hair
Hoffmeyer told the Associated Press Jurnee came home from school on March 24 with most of the hair on one side of her head cut. The girl told her dad another student cut her hair with scissors on the bus. Hoffmeyer filed a complaint with the principal and had his daughter’s hair styled at a salon to even out the differing lengths.
Then, Jurnee came home with the other side of her hair cut and told her dad a library teacher cut it. Hoffmeyer told WAVE 3 his daughter’s hair was still somewhat asymmetrical after the salon cut but that it was still about shoulder length on one side.
Hoffmeyer said in an interview with the Associated Press Jurnee was crying and afraid to get into trouble when she came home from school after a teacher cut her hair.
“She was crying,” Hoffmeyer said. “She was afraid of getting in trouble for getting her hair cut.”
“I asked what happened and said, ‘I thought I told you no child should ever cut your hair,’” he continued. “She said, ‘but dad, it was the teacher.’ The teacher cut her hair to even it out.”
He told WAVE 3 his daughter was embarrassed to go to school after the teacher cut her hair.
“After that teacher cut her hair, she was so embarrassed, so embarrassed that she had to go back to class like that,” Hoffmeyer said.
Hoffmeyer posted on Facebook on April 9, 2021, saying he wished he could say more publicly but that he will post updates in the future. The post said he was “feeling exhausted.”
“I know a lot of yall want to know more, but this is all I can say at the moment but will update when I can…just want to keep ppl aware in the meantime,” he wrote.
Jimmy Hoffmeyer is married to Christie Hoffmeyer, Jurnee’s mom. Christie Hoffmeyer has also spoken out about her daughter’s treatment at school and posted on social media. However, Jurnee’s dad has been the primary spokesperson for his daughter in news articles.
Christie Hoffmeyer wrote on Facebook on April 19, 2021, after a school board meeting at Mount Pleasant Schools. She said she was grateful for the support her daughter and her family have received. She said she and her husband are standing together to fight for justice for their daughter.