Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Police called in U.S. school after student says 'Allah'

Police called in U.S. school after student says 'Allah'

Mohammad's father, Maher Suleiman, said his son does not speak.

The teacher who called in the allegations was covering for a staff member at CJ Harris Elementary School in Pearland, about 30 km south of Houston. He told the officer in charge that Mohammad Suleiman could talk.

"She claimed he was a terrorist". "This is so stupid, it's discrimination. Actually, it's not implied discrimination, it's actual discrimination", Maher added.

The accusations against the special needs boy reportedly prompted two investigations, one by the police and another by Child Protective Services. The Pearland Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but they told Fox26 they saw no need to get involved after briefly looking into the case.

The boy's father said the family been through hell after becoming the subjects of both a police and social services investigation.

The police were informed about the boy by a substitute teacher as the regular teacher had left.

He went on to state that his 6-year-old son had intellectual difficulties and didn't speak.

'The last three to four weeks have been the hardest of my life, ' said Maher. "Even my wife, kids were crying.a few days ago and I told them, 'Okay, everything is fine'".

A spokesperson for the district education authority said it was unable to release information on individual students due to privacy laws.

Twitter users voiced their frustration regarding the incident. "It's unbelievable. I just don't get it", Carroll said.

Mohammed stated that the authorities arrested him and told him that he committed the crime of making a fake bomb.

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