A 12-year-old African-American girl has accused three white classmates who are pinning her and cutting off her dreadlocks with scissors.
Amari Allen says the attack happened on Monday at recess at her private school in Springfield, Virginia.
She claims the boys held her a slide and called her hair "ugly" and "diaper" and cut something off.
The alleged attack took place at the Immanuel Christian School, where the wife of the US Vice President teaches.
"The guys came up to me and they attacked me like locked up," Allen told the local media.
"And so they put their hands over my mouth, they put my hands behind my back and started cutting my hair and told me that I was ugly."
"They liked to eat my lunch in front of me and told me I had not done. Earn that I could just starve to death and stuff, "Ms. Allen added.
The family reported that the incident did not occur until Wednesday, when her grandmother noticed that her hair was suddenly different in length.
"It's very painful," Cynthia Allen told a local CBS partner. "I want them to get out of school, I want something done."
In a statement, the school said they had asked the local police to investigate the incident.
"We take the emotional and physical well-being of all our students seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for any kind of bullying or abuse," Immanuel Christian School said in a statement.
"We are deeply disturbed by the allegations and are in contact with the family of the alleged victim in order to gather information and provide assistance."
The school, which costs Ms. Allen's family nearly $ 12,000 (£ 9,800) a year, teaches part-time art to Karen Pence – the wife of Vice President Mike Pence.
She began her work at the beginning of the year The school resumed scrutinizing the staff's anti-LGBT requirements.