Muslim girl, 10, receives 'you're a terrorist' note inside classroom

By Amy Lieu | Fox News

A Muslim elementary school student in Massachusetts received two handwritten notes that said "You're a terrorist" and "I will kill you," reports said. (Hemenway School via Facebook)

A Muslim elementary school student in Massachusetts last Friday reportedly received a handwritten note that read, "You're a terrorist," in her storage area inside her classroom.

The 10-year-old girl attends Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham, which is about 22 miles west of Boston, according to the Boston Globe. Another note that read, "I will kill you," was left for the fifth-grade student on Monday, the report said.

"It’s pretty disgusting," Jamaal Siddiqui, the girl's uncle, told Boston 25 News. "Threatening a child for no apparent reason.”

He told Boston's WCVB-TV the effect that the letters have had on his niece.

"She's in her quiet state right now, which is more alarming for us. Because she's not like that. She's upbeat. She's always outside playing in the cold and stuff. And she's refraining from doing that because she's scared," Siddiqui said.

Superintendent Robert Tremblay sent a letter to the community on Tuesday, followed by a press conference with school officials Wednesday, according to the paper.

 

School Principal Elizabeth Simon said it's "very upsetting" to her and her community, according to the paper.

“Some of the students didn’t know what a terrorist was, so we had to explain that,” Simon said. “I did explain to them, this is unacceptable. It would be upsetting for any of us to receive that note, but the fact is [the student] is Muslim, and sending that note to a Muslim student becomes a hate crime.”


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