US school guard on leave after fight involving Muslim teen

2017-06-07 11:24


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Apple Valley - A high school security guard at a Minneapolis school in the American state of Minnesota is on leave following an altercation involving a Muslim student who accuses him of putting her in handcuffs and removing her headscarf.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said that a male student was harassing the 15-year-old pupil and calling her a terrorist. A fight ensued and the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district security guard and school police liaison officer intervened.

CAIR, a Muslim advocacy group, said that the security guard used excessive force and focused only on the girl.

The student says the guard cuffed her then pulled off her hijab. Three police officers took her to the station where she was questioned and released. She was suspended but later returned to school.

The officer is on leave pending an investigation.

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