New Jersey Teacher Accused Of Forcibly Removing Student’s Hijab. Her Lawyer Says It Didn’t Happen.

New Jersey Teacher Accused Of Forcibly Removing Student’s Hijab. Her Lawyer Says It Didn’t Happen.


A teacher at a South Orange-Maplewood school in New Jersey was accused of forcibly removing a second-grade girl’s hijab in class. The accusation was amplified by social media users with large followings, including Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad, who wrote on Facebook that the teacher – whom she named – “forcibly removed the hijab of a second grade student.”

“The young student resisted by trying to hold onto her hijab, but the teacher pulled the hijab off, exposing her hair to the class. [The teacher] told the student that her hair was beautiful and she did not have to wear hijab to school anymore,” Muhammad wrote, according to Patch.

The school quickly released a statement saying it would investigate the matter.

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“The district takes matters of discrimination extremely seriously.

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