10-year-old Muslim student finds threatening notes in her cubby: 'You are a terrorist'

10-year-old Muslim student finds threatening notes in her cubby: 'You are a terrorist'

A young Muslin girl was the recipient of hateful notes, and she found them in her cubby. (Photo: Getty Images)

A 10-year-old Muslim girl found threatening notes in her cubby.

A student at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts found a note in her personal storage bin Nov. 9. The note read, “you are a terrorist,” in childlike scribble.

School administrators were made aware of the accusation, and began checking backpacks. “We put safe guards into place, obviously, coming into school yesterday morning,” principal Elizabeth Simon said during a news conference Nov. 14. “But unfortunately another note was found in her cubby when she went to go get her things.”

The second note read, “I will kill you.”

The MetroWest Daily News. “She’s upbeat, she’s always outside playing in the cold, and she’s refraining from doing that because she’s scared. And she has all the right to be scared,” Siddiqui said.’ data-reactid=”39″>Jamaal Siddiqui, who says he is Maimouna’s uncle, described his usually cheerful 10-year-old niece as “quiet,” according to The MetroWest Daily News. “She’s upbeat, she’s always outside playing in the cold, and she’s refraining from doing that because she’s scared. And she has all the right to be scared,” Siddiqui said.

Even so, Maimouna attended school Wednesday. “She is here and participating but I’m sure it’s very hard, it has to be,” Simon said during the news conference. “She’s coming to school with a positive attitude,” a representative from the Islamic society of Framingham and youth director at the local mosque added. “She doesn’t want the bully or whoever did this to win. She doesn’t want to seem weak. She knows what she stands for and what she believes in is correct.”

At school, her classmates had more notes for her. “Every student wrote her a note,” Simon said. “I said, ‘even if you don’t know Maimouna that well or you’re not best friends with her, it’s important that you write something that lets her know that you stand against this type of act.”

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