A teacher at a US school has been fired after he allegedly ripped the hijab off an 8-year-old girl’s head for “misbehaving” in class.
Oghenetega Edah, 31, demanded that the girl at the Bennington School, Bronx, take off her religious scarf, police said. The girl was misbehaving in class and sitting in the teacher’s chair without his permission. So the teacher tapped her on her arm to get her to move, The New York Post reported.
When she did not comply, Edah, a substitute, threatened to take the scarf. “I’m taking it off,” he said as he pulled the hijab off her head, causing an injury to her right eye, according to police.