News|Muslim girl asked if she has BOMB in backpack by teacher

Its really sad when children have to endure the bliss of ignorant adults. Recently at a Somalian middle school in Snellville, Georgia a girl was questioned by a teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County whether she was carrying a bomb in her backpack.

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Abdirazik Aden said his 12-year-old daughter was going to class when a teacher stopped her and asked what she had in her bookbag.

He said his daughter told her books. The unidentified teacher responded by asking, her if she had a bomb in her bag, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“My daughter wanted to know why she was asking her that,” he said. He said his daughter was upset when she called to tell him about the incident. He went to the school to see what happened and was told by an assistant principal that it was a mistake.

“I was upset,” said Aden, who lives in Snellville and works as a truck driver and grocery store owner. “I was going to take my daughter out (of that school)

“We are from Africa, we are Muslims, we live in America,” he said. “I didn’t teach my children to hate people or to think they are better than other people. I don’t want nobody to treat them like that.”

Sloan Roach, spokeswoman, for Gwinnett County Public Schools, confirmed the incident happened.

“The remark was not appropriate, but based on their conversation and investigation,” school officials don’t believe it was made with “ill intent,” Roach said. She said it was a regular teacher, not a substitute, who made the remark. The teacher was trying to get the students to put away their backpacks quickly and made the remark to the student that was basically, what do you have in there, a bomb?

The school’s principal, Eli Welch, conducted an investigation and spoke with the teacher and the parent.

Source: New Pittsburg Courier

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