US Child With Down Syndrome Reported For 'Terrorism' By Teacher

13:56  04 december  2017
13:56  04 december  2017 Source:   International Business Times

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At C. J. Harris Elementary School in Pearland, Texas, a substitute teacher saw something and said something, calling the police to report a suspected terrorist . The problem: The suspect was a six-year-old with Down ’s Syndrome who cannot speak, reports FOX 26 News.

Last month, police were called to C.J. Harris Elementary School in Pearland because a substitute teacher accused the small boy with Down Syndrome of shouting terroristic threats. He also said the substitute teacher told police the boy would reportedly say “Allah” and “boom,” FOX 26 reported .

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A 6-year-old child with Down syndrome was reported for "terrorism" by a substitute teacher in Pearland, Texas, Thursday.

According to a report by KRIV, a Fox affiliated television station, Mohammed Suleiman attended C.J. Harris Elementary School in Pearland.

In the report, Mohammed's father, Maher Suleiman said, "Mohammad was born with Down Syndrome chromosome 21."

He went on to state that his 6-year-old son had intellectual difficulties and didn’t speak. "He needs care all the time," Maher added.

In the report, Maher stated that Mohammad's regular teacher left, and a substitute teacher who was the replacement made the call to the Pearland Police Department. Maher also said that the substitute teacher told the police that Mohammad could speak.

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Maher said that the teacher reportedly told the police that Mohammad uttered the words "Allah" and "boom."

"It’s not true, he doesn’t speak at all," stated Maher. "She [substitute teacher] 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 accusation made by the teacher against Mohammad has resulted in two investigations — one done by police authorities and the other being conducted by Child Protective Services.

However, the report stated that the Pearland Police Department said that after conducting the investigation, they found no reason for the police to be involved in the case.

The Child Protective Services investigation is still open.

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

A Pearland Independent School District spokesperson stated that the district can’t release any information regarding students or employees due to laws of confidentiality.

Twitter users voiced their frustration regarding the incident.

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