Dec 11 2015
ATLANTA school defends teacher who asked a a Somali Muslim student if she had a bomb in her backpack
The father of an eighth-grade Muslim student at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County is angry after an incident in which a teacher asked his daughter if she was carrying a bomb in her backpack.
AJC 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.
Abdirazik Aden, a native of Somalia, told the paper his daughter was going to class at Shiloh Middle School on Monday when a teacher stopped her and asked what she had in her backpack. When the girl replied that she had books in it, the teacher asked if she had a bomb, he said.