(ST. PETERSBURG, FL, 11/12/07) -­ On Monday, November 12, the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) will hold a news conference with the parents of a sixth-grade Muslim girl who was allegedly assaulted last week at a St. Petersburg middle school by another student who later threatened to “bring a gun to school” and shoot her.
CAIR-Tampa will call on the school district to investigate the alleged shooting threat and assault and to explain why school officials have not taken appropriate actions to ensure the safety of all students at the school.
WHAT: CAIR-Tampa News Conference Reacting to Shooting Threat, Assault on Muslim Student
WHERE: Outside Azalea Middle School, Corner of 22nd Avenue North and 79th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
WHEN: Monday, November 12, 12:30 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Tampa Civil Rights Coordinator Ramzy Kilic, 813-766-2745
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices, chapters and affiliates nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.