A Muslim teacher was left with a note that read her hijab “isn’t allowed anymore”, following Tuesday’s election results.
Mairah Teli, 24, a language arts teacher at Dacula High in Gwinnett County, discovered the note in her classroom.
When she opened the note she found: “Your headscarf isn’t allowed anymore. Why don’t you tie it around your neck and hang yourself with it off your neck instead of your head.”
The note was signed, “America!”.
Teli, who believes one of her students wrote the note, says she has no doubt the message was inspired by Tuesday’s election of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I feel children feel safe making comments that are racist or sexist because of him," she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
School administrators continue to investigate the source of the letter. Teli went on to Facebook to thank her supporters and the school for the “outcry and support” she’s received.
“I can’t even begin to articulate how touched I am to be receiving messages from all over the country with your support. I want to sincerely thank you for your kind words and well wishes. I feel your support affirms that our country is built on morals of compassion and kindness,” she wrote.