“I was just appalled that school e-mail would be used to send something so hateful,” said one reader shocked at reading that Muslim women were “slaves” who were “hit” by their husbands. It also claimed Muslims were planning an attack on Americans. Happily, the school will NOT discipline the senders of the e-mail.
WPSD With a simple click of the mouse, an e-mail was sent on its way Sept. 16. It went from the high school principal to the elementary school principal, then to an entire school faculty.
“The Muslims are planning a great jihad against America. Arise, be viligent and don’t let it happen,” the woman shared, reading from the e-mail. She read it over and over, each time a new sentence catching her eye like this one: “They have an Army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.”
The Carlisle County School District has anti-discrimination policy. But Superintendent Dr. Keith Shoulders said the e-mail did not violate school policy because the women in question were not the authors and had simply forwarded it.
“They’re outstanding people and I know their character. They just did something we have all done at times: got an e-mail, scanned it and sent it on.”
Still he admitted, the email was troubling.”Obviously not every Muslim is a terrorist. That’s an unfair statement.” And that’s why the woman who spoke under the condition of anonimity said it is the educators who need an education in tolerance. “They just need to be taught.”
No disciplinary action will be taken against the two principals.
The woman we talked to has contacted the ACLU. The group’s William Sharpe confimed they sent an open records request to the district to obtain the e-mail. Superintendent Shoulders said he had received the request. Sharpe told Local 6 the ACLU wants to investigate further before deciding whether to press on with the case.