Somalian Man Angry His 12-Year-Old Was Asked If Her Backpack Had A Bomb
According to AJC reports:
Abdirazik Aden, who was born in Somalia, said that on Monday, his 12-year-old daughter was going to class when a teacher stopped her and asked what she had in her bookbag.
He said his daughter told her books. The unidentified teacher responded by asking, her if she had a bomb in her bag?
“My daughter wanted to know why she was asking her that,” he said. He said his daughter was upset when she called to tell him about the incident. He went to the school to see what happened and was told by an assistant principal that it was a mistake.
“I was upset,” said Aden, who lives in Snellville and works as a truck driver and grocery store owner. “I was going to take my daughter out (of that school)
“We are from Africa, we are Muslims, we live in America,” he said. “I didn’t teach my children to hate people or to think they are better than other people. I don’t want nobody to treat them like that.”
We don’t blame him for being pissed. What would you do if it was your kid? Would you demand she be switched into a new class or a new school? Would you sue???
Here’s the school’s side of the story:
Sloan Roach, spokeswoman, for Gwinnett County Public Schools, confirmed the incident happened.
“The remark was not appropriate, but based on their conversation and investigation,” school officials don’t believe it was made with “ill intent,” Roach said.
She said it was a regular teacher, not a substitute, who made the remark. The teacher was trying to get the students to put away their backpacks quickly and made the remark to the student that was basically, what do you have in there, a bomb?
The school’s principal, Eli Welch, conducted an investigation and spoke with the teacher and the parent.
At least they admit the remark was inappropriate. SMH.