On Friday 11th November, Mariah Teli, a 24-year-old language arts teacher, who works at Dacula High located in Gwinnett County, Georgia located outside Atlanta, received a threatening message, exclaiming that her 'headscarf isn't allowed anymore' and she should 'hang herself with i'.
After finding the letter she posted the note on her Facebook page.
The note was scribbled together with black ink, the note read, “Your Headscarf Isn't allowed anymore. Why don’t you tie it around your neck & hang yourself with it, on your neck instead of your head. - America”. The note featured an illustration of an American flag and was signed by America.
Mariah Teli wrote of the incident in a post, "I'm a high school teacher and sadly this anonymous note was put in my classroom today. As a Muslim, I wear a headscarf as a practice of my faith. I want to share this to raise awareness about the reality and climate of our community. Spreading hate isn't going to 'make America great again.'"
School officials have stated that they are working on finding who wrote the note.
The principal of Dacula High, Bryan Long said, “we take any threat against a teacher seriously and are doing all we can to find the student involved and hold them accountable.”
The alleged student who wrote the letter hasn't been caught.