An 11-year-old girl had her hijab pulled off at school. This Utah group is now asking districts to update their bullying policies.


Maram Al-Shammari was playing outside during recess when she felt a tug on the back of her head.


She turned around to see a boy from her fourth-grade class standing behind her and laughing. In his hand, he held the white cotton hijab she had wrapped around her head.

“That was fun,” he shouted.

Al-Shammari quickly pulled up the hood of her coat to cover her hair. Then she ripped the scarf away from the boy and ran to the restroom. Once inside the school, she told the principal and her teacher what had happened.

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