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Edited to add an article: Teacher suspended for ripping off a student's hijab

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:38 PM
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https://thegrio.com/2017/11/12/teacher-suspended-video-shows-pulling-hijab-off-students-head/

A video was posted on social media earlier this week showing a student wearing a hijab and hiding her face as someone took the headscarf off her head, exposing her hair to the classroom.

As she tries to readjust the religious head covering other students can be seen playing with her hair.

The video was posted on Snapchat along with the caption, “pretty hair.” The video was taken at the New Vision Academy Charter School in Nashville. A second video was also posted with the caption, “lol all that hair cover up.”

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A viewer sent the recording to a news station after viewing it on social media after it was reportedly posted from the teacher’s social media account.

The viewer was unhappy with the video because it seemed like the girl was being told her hair was too pretty to be covered.

The video was shown to Kasar Abdulla, who offers Muslim diversity and sensitivity training in schools. She just shook her head as she watched it.

“As a female, and as a mother of three daughters, it should never be okay to rip off an article of clothing off of a female, period,” said Abdulla.

She said she was disappointed that this happened in school but not shocked.

“I highly encourage those faculty members in that particular school to take a crash course on why the hijab is so important to some of my students, and why my students cover up. It’s a symbol of who you are, and it’s a symbol of your faith, and it’s a symbol of your identity. So, it needs to be accepted and recognized,” Abdulla said.

When contacted by the media, the principal, Dr. Tim Malone began investigating immediately.

At first, he said the teacher denied recording the video and said touching the hijab was not done out of disrespect.

The girl’s mother and sister were very upset after they watched the video, saying, “This should never happen.”

“I understand peer-to-peer, student-to-student interactions, but as adults, it is our duty to model for them,” Abdulla said. “It concerns me. I question, where was the teacher in this incident, and what role did the teacher play? I would like to know some answers from the administration.”

The teacher has since been suspended without pay.

A video was posted on social media earlier this week showing a student wearing a hijab and hiding her face as someone took the headscarf off her head, exposing her hair to the classroom.

As she tries to readjust the religious head covering other students can be seen playing with her hair.

The video was posted on Snapchat along with the caption, “pretty hair.” The video was taken at the New Vision Academy Charter School in Nashville. A second video was also posted with the caption, “lol all that hair cover up.”

Mother awarded $750,000 settlement for her daughter’s suicide — 

A viewer sent the recording to a news station after viewing it on social media after it was reportedly posted from the teacher’s social media account.

The viewer was unhappy with the video because it seemed like the girl was being told her hair was too pretty to be covered.

The video was shown to Kasar Abdulla, who offers Muslim diversity and sensitivity training in schools. She just shook her head as she watched it.

“As a female, and as a mother of three daughters, it should never be okay to rip off an article of clothing off of a female, period,” said Abdulla.

She said she was disappointed that this happened in school but not shocked.

“I highly encourage those faculty members in that particular school to take a crash course on why the hijab is so important to some of my students, and why my students cover up. It’s a symbol of who you are, and it’s a symbol of your faith, and it’s a symbol of your identity. So, it needs to be accepted and recognized,” Abdulla said.

When contacted by the media, the principal, Dr. Tim Malone began investigating immediately.

At first, he said the teacher denied recording the video and said touching the hijab was not done out of disrespect.

The girl’s mother and sister were very upset after they watched the video, saying, “This should never happen.”

“I understand peer-to-peer, student-to-student interactions, but as adults, it is our duty to model for them,” Abdulla said. “It concerns me. I question, where was the teacher in this incident, and what role did the teacher play? I would like to know some answers from the administration.”

The teacher has since been suspended without pay.

by on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:38 PM
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SuG4
by Firestarter on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:43 PM
WTH is going on here?? Leave people alone!!!
nb34
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:46 PM

Shameful!

nb34
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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I don't know waht's going on. How would they feel if someone ripped an article of clothing off their bodies? This is assault.

Quoting SuG4: WTH is going on here?? Leave people alone!!!


SuG4
by Firestarter on Nov. 20, 2017 at 4:51 PM
Yes!! Assault!! I’m not sure if it was just the teacher! WS it??

Quoting nb34:

I don't know waht's going on. How would they feel if someone ripped an article of clothing off their bodies? This is assault.

Quoting SuG4: WTH is going on here?? Leave people alone!!!

Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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I would charge her with sexual assault of a minor.



A Hijab to a Muslim is as important as a shirt to everyone else...Having that ripped off of your body is sexual assault.

nb34
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM

That was my thought as well. Are teachers even allowed to touch kids? I think that was way out of line and inappropriate.


Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

I would charge her with sexual assault of a minor.



A Hijab to a Muslim is as important as a shirt to everyone else...Having that ripped off of your body is sexual assault.


Fushithedruid
by Member on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:23 PM

so all he got was a slap on the wrist? that's it? I hope this young woman kicks his butt in civil court. this is really really ridiculous 

nb34
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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Looks like the teacher and some students were involved. The teacher apparantly posted in on social media, gloating about it. SMH.

Quoting SuG4: Yes!! Assault!! I’m not sure if it was just the teacher! WS it??
Quoting nb34:

I don't know waht's going on. How would they feel if someone ripped an article of clothing off their bodies? This is assault.

Quoting SuG4: WTH is going on here?? Leave people alone!!!


SuG4
by Firestarter on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:24 PM
Who does this?? She should lose her job for posting it!!

Quoting nb34:

Looks like the teacher and some students were involved. The teacher apparantly posted in on social media, gloating about it. SMH.

Quoting SuG4: Yes!! Assault!! I’m not sure if it was just the teacher! WS it??

Quoting nb34:

I don't know waht's going on. How would they feel if someone ripped an article of clothing off their bodies? This is assault.

Quoting SuG4: WTH is going on here?? Leave people alone!!!

Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:26 PM

No, they aren't. The teachers at my kids' school aren't even legally allowed to help a kid put sunscreen on their faces at lunch.

Quoting nb34:

That was my thought as well. Are teachers even allowed to touch kids? I think that was way out of line and inappropriate.


Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

I would charge her with sexual assault of a minor.



A Hijab to a Muslim is as important as a shirt to everyone else...Having that ripped off of your body is sexual assault.


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