There’s controversy at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey, where a Muslim student had a hijab ripped off her head by another student during a fight.
An argument over a seat on Wednesday caused a fight between two female students. One of the students ripped the hijab off the other’s head while screaming anti-Muslim slurs. The incident was filmed and posted on social media.
“Ultimately the fight was determined to be a bias incident and was immediately reported to the East Brunswick Police Department,” School Superintendent Victor Valeski said.
The student who made the anti-Muslim comments was arrested and is facing several charges, including simple assault and harassment. The other student was suspended, along with a third student who filmed the incident.
Students and parents packed a school board meeting on Thursday night to address the issue.
“I want to personally apologize to the Muslim community for the event because of the impact it’s had,” Valeski said.
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