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CAIR-Florida statement on recent bullying and violence at Chiefland, FL Middle School

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(Tampa, Fla., March 10, 2021) -- The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is outraged to learn of the attack on a young Muslim sister at Chiefland Middle School in Levy County, Florida. Not only are we disturbed by the physical attack on this young sister but also the jeering and laughing by those witnessing the attack and the apparent lack of intervention by administrators. While we do not condone violence, we appreciate the one brave student who stepped in to defend her classmate as others laughed on.

CAIR-Florida continues to work on eradicating bullying from our education centers. We have contacted the school officials, requesting an immediate investigation into this horrible incident and the reprimand of the administrators and students involved, as well as offered anti-bullying/discrimination training.

We will continue to monitor this situation and we ask that if anyone has information regarding this attack, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (833)CAIRFLA [833-224-7352].

May Allah protect our children and grant them the highest rewards for their patience in these traumatic experiences they endure.

CAIR-Florida continues to monitor the situation.

CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR – Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 

General Email: 
info@fl.cair.com

For legal assistance text:
813.531.7767

To Donate:

Call 833.CAIRFLA (833.224.7352)

Mailing Adrress:
8076 N 56th St., Tampa, FL 33617 (Main Office)

CAIR Florida office locations:

Sunrise – Fort Myers – Tampa – Orlando – Panama City