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Texas District Apologizes for Comments on Hijabs

By The Associated Press — March 07, 2017 1 min read

A Houston-area school district is apologizing after an administrator told Muslim students they need to obtain permission from an imam to wear hijabs in school.

The Fort Bend district said in a statement last week that students at Bush High School in Richmond were given “misinformation” about needing documentation in order to wear a headscarf in school.

The district said in its statement that documentation is not needed to wear a headscarf for religious purposes.

A version of this article appeared in the March 08, 2017 edition of Education Week as Texas District Apologizes for Comments on Hijabs