A US teacher has branded Mohammad Suleiman, a six-year-old child with Down's syndrome, a "terrorist," FOX 26 News reported.
The incident occurred at C. J. Harris Elementary School in Pearland, Texas, after a substitute teacher allegedly called the police earlier this week, claiming that the child said "Allah" and "boom" in the class.
At the same time, the child's father Maher Suleiman said that the boy was born with Down's syndrome, had intellectual difficulties and couldn't speak.
"She claimed he was a terrorist," Maher said, adding that "this is so stupid, it's discrimination. Actually, it's not implied discrimination, it's actual discrimination."
The accusations against the special needs boy reportedly prompted two investigations, one by the police and another by Child Protective Services. However, later the Pearland Police Department said that the case didn't require any police involvement.
The media report has ignited uproar online, with numerous Twitter users expressing outrage over the teacher's behavior, calling it "discrimination."
THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL— Ali lazim (@Alilazim2003) 1 декабря 2017 г.
A school teacher in #Texas calls police on 6-year-old Muslim boy with special needs (Down's Syndrome), claiming he is a "terrorist". #America pic.twitter.com/nOeOSyCupM
https://t.co/iQIvBHzpIN— Tazeen (@princess_Tazeen) 2 декабря 2017 г.
Texas teacher calls police on 6-year-old Muslim with Down syndrome after accusing him of terrorism! "This is nothing but discrimination"
Wtf is wrong with some ppl?! Wtf Texas?— Angels Fire (@AngelEsq285) 2 декабря 2017 г.
“Texas teacher calls police on 6-year-old Muslim with Down syndrome after accusing him of terrorism” https://t.co/NqhGSVnZTY
What in fresh racist hell…— (((Aaron SD))) (@AHizz) 2 декабря 2017 г.
Fox 26 Houston reports that Mohammad Suleiman, the 6-year-old son of Pearland… https://t.co/3nEnGPZep8