Oklahoma Sixth Grader Suspended over Muslim Head Covering

October 15, 2003

Source: Reuters


On October 15, 2003 Reuters reported that "an 11-year-old Muslim girl suspended from an eastern Oklahoma school for wearing a religious head scarf was allowed to return to classes on Wednesday, wearing her head covering... Nashala Hearn will be allowed to wear her head scarf while Muskogee school officials evaluate their dress code policy that forbids any kind of head covering. "