A girl of Pakistani descent was attacked by other students at a middle school who hit her with a belt and called her ''Osama,'' a civil liberties group says.
Students at a Palm Beach County middle school lashed a 12-year-old Muslim classmate in the face with a belt and made derogatory remarks about her ethnicity, according to an Islamic civil liberties group.
Altaf Ali, executive director for the Davie-based Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the Congress Middle School student suffered a swollen lip after the alleged attack.
He said that he spoke Monday to Kathy Harris, principal of the Boynton Beach school, and she told him the sixth-grade principal was looking into the matter. No police report was filed, Ali said.
According to the group, the girl said she had been harassed previously, but none of those incidents were as violent.
Boynton Beach Police Assistant Chief Matt Immler said Monday that he was not aware of the case...