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(Scroll down for video) A Muslim rights organization is calling on police to launch an investigation after a teacher severely abused a student for being a Muslim.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for an immediate and thorough investigation of the alleged assaults on a Muslim kindergarten student at the David Cox Road Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, by one of the school’s teachers.
During the first two months of the school year, the Muslim student was subjected to relentless bullying and harassment not only by his classmates, but by the teacher.
For example, the teacher, who was identified as Alma Simpson, would routinely single out the student from his classmates and require him to carry a heavy backpack throughout the day.
The backpack contained a large textbook and headphones, which caused the student to develop significant back pain. The teacher would also treat the student harshly and reportedly called him a “bad Muslim boy” on multiple occasions.
On Wednesday, the teacher approached the student, grabbed him by the neck and began choking him. Another teacher then separated the two and began consoling the student who was crying and extremely shaken.