Fairfax teacher suspended after complaint that a student’s hijab was yanked off

Source: The Washington Post

 November 16
A Fairfax County Public Schools teacher was placed on leave this week while the district investigates a complaint that he pulled the hijab off a Muslim student.

The alleged incident at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke prompted outrage from a Muslim advocacy group and others, and echoed a similar case in Tennessee that drew national attention.

In a message to parents, the school’s principal, David Thomas, said the teacher’s actions were inappropriate and that the teacher had apologized to the student and her family.

“As you know, we continuously strive to create a positive learning environment at Lake Braddock Secondary School, and this week we regrettably had an incident that failed to live up to those standards,” Thomas said.

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