A substitute teacher at a Texas elementary school called the police to report a 6-year-old boy for sexual harassment and being a terrorist. The boy is Muslim, has Down Syndrome, and is unable to speak.
Maher [Suleiman] said his son’s regular teacher left and a substitute teacher called Pearland police about his son. He also said the school told the officer that Mohammad could talk. “It’s not true, he doesn’t speak at all,” said Maher. He also said the substitute teacher told police the boy would reportedly say "Allah" and "boom."
The teacher's actions resulted in a police investigation as well as an investigation by Child Protective Services.
“The last three to four weeks have been the hardest of my life,” said Maher. “My wife and kids were crying a few days ago and I told them everything is fine.”
“In my opinion, based on everything I heard from the police department and speaking with the administration from the school, that this was a story piece milled together by a substitute teacher alleging this child was sexually harassing her, the teacher, and possibly being a terrorist,” said community activist Quanell X. “A 6-year-old kid.”