She also said her teacher, Ali, hit her repeatedly on her head Thursday for not covering her hair; she promised him to come in with a head scarf on Sunday. Fridays and Saturdays mark the weekend in Egypt.
Nora’s mother, Taiseer Ewais, told the channel he hit her with a stick he had placed inside a hose, then wrapped in wire.
The fifth grader said Ali asked her colleagues for scissors, but he only found a box cutter. He cut a lock of her hair with her classmates laughing at her, she added.