One school said that a "social media frenzy" had erupted around a student punished for wearing a Nigerian headband. But the administrators reproach his mother for "distorting" the facts. Last week, Geniah Miller, 17, senior at Camden Academy, High School Camden, NJ, donned his uniform of a yellow and orange Nigerian headband to recognize The month of black history and his extended Nigerian family. But she says that the director, Dara Ash, was unhappy. "She looked at me strangely and said," What do you have on your head? "In a sarcastic way," Miller told the Philadelphia Press Channel Fox 29. When the student replied, "This is my Nigerian head," Ash would have said, "No, not today. Chioma Sullivan, Geniah's mother, said that Ash gave Miller an ultimatum to either remove the headscarf, purge an internal suspension, or go home. Sullivan took his daughter and then took Facebook Live to deflate. "I'm angry," Sullivan said with tears. "I am very sorry that this school refuses to recognize these children for a month." "How is it going to prevent him from learning today?" Asked Sullivan. The family also claimed that a student had compared blacks to unaffected monkeys and that Miller was punished for dancing during a fire drill. Both said that Hispanic culture was more celebrated at school. Three alternatives have been suggested to my child to express Black History Month – to wear an African scarf1. Remove le.2. Sit in the internal suspension.3. Be picked up.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 Posted by Chioma Sullivan Monday, February 11, 2019 "I am sorry that my daughter was not allowed to represent Black History Month," said Sullivan. "I will be damned if I make her go to the internal suspension for expressing our black culture." Sullivan involves the school board. "And the lady who tried to remove her … is herself African-American. And I do not understand. According to the Philadelphia Press Channel WHYStudents can express their individuality on February 27 as part of a Black History Month school event. "Our school organizes many theme days throughout the year to express the spirit or heritage of our students," said Joseph Conway, founder and principal administrator of the school told Yahoo Lifestyle. "Some will take place during this month to celebrate Black History. Otherwise, we are a strict school for uniforms, just like any other parish school, private or public, whose dress code is applied. "Conway has sent Yahoo through Lifestyle a notice to families who saw Sullivan's message on Facebook:" Allowed with the exception of adjustments due to the religious beliefs of our students. This is well known to all students and parents / guardians who entrust their students to their daily lives … "Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation on social media in recent days around the Camden Academy Charter High School. and our director, Ms. Ash. The entire case may be summarized as a violation of the Policy for Uniformity Managed Properly and Professionally by Ms. Ash. "Instead of working within our school community to address the issue of a uniform violation, events have been transformed. in a frenzy of social media, "said the statement." Much of the discussion on social media has become a personal attack on Ms. Ash, as is the situation of the race and the month of the month. This is a distortion of the truth and we respectfully ask that the subject be put on social media.This comment on social media is a distraction for the education of our children. textbook WHYY reported that on February 12, a student who had organized a "mini-demonstration" on behalf of Miller had been threatened with suspension, with the children who wrote on the subject on social media. Conway said that when Hispanic students were once in the minority, they felt underrepresented. "The focus has been on the Nigerian head," he told WHYY. "But what can we talk about, it's a little deeper and longer than a month of cultural awareness? We just need better conversations. Sullivan did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle's requests for comment.Learn more about Yahoo Lifestyle:follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh in your diet every day.