Mohammad Suleiman, a 6-year-old student from C.J. Harris Elementary school in Pearland, Texas, was born with Down Syndrome chromosome 21, according to his father Maher.
The 6-year-old also has intellectual difficulties, doesn’t speak, and needs constant attention.’
Despite these challenges, a substitute teacher at his school thought she heard him say the words “Allah” and “boom” and called the police. She then told police she believed the young boy was a terrorist.
That phone call prompted both a police investigation as well as an investigation by Child Protective Services.
“This is so stupid, it’s discrimination. Actually, it’s not implied discrimination, it’s actual discrimination,” said Maher.
“The last three to four weeks have been the hardest of my life,” he continued. “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.
The Pearland Police Department told the local FOX 26 News that they did conduct an investigation but found no need for police involvement.
CPS says its investigation remains open.
That substitute teacher needs to be fired and sued.