Reports: Mom pulled 6-year-old girl’s hair so hard it removed part of her scalp

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PENNSYLVANIA – A mother in Pennsylvania is facing charges after violently pulling her daughter’s hair.

The mother is accused of pulling her six-year-old daughter by the hair so hard that it caused internal bleeding.

DailyMail reports that the victim’s hair was pulled so hard that the scalp separated from the victim’s skull.

Police is Western Pennsylvania say Brittany Ruck grabbed her daughter by her hair and yanked her out of her chair because she could not count to 12.

The little girl had to go to the hospital.

“The head injury was described in medical terms as traction. It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes,” Michael Priolo with Conway Police Department said.

The child is alright and is staying with a relative.

Ruck is facing several charges, including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.