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Harrison City, PA - School Criticized For Actor's Arab Headwear In Safety Drill

Published on: May 16, 2019 01:05 PM
By: AP
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Harrison City, PA - A Pennsylvania school district is defending itself after video surfaced of a safety drill that had a teacher posing as a shooter and donning what appeared to be a Middle Eastern headdress.

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The video appears to show the actor wearing a kaffiyeh (keh-FEE’-yuh). The Penn-Trafford School District said Wednesday that organizers didn’t intend to portray the shooter as Arab or Muslim at the January training.

The district says that volunteers were provided costumes by a consultant group and that there was no intent to represent any particular culture or religion. The statement pointed out that the person portraying the shooter also wore a long blond wig and a paintball mask.

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh says “to stereotype the shooter is appalling given the data on active shooters and the recent shootings at the Tree of Life and Christ Church.”

The video was for internal teacher training only, but footage was posted on social media this week.



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 May 16, 2019 at 03:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Truth hurts. PC or not.

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 May 16, 2019 at 10:35 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Truth hurts. PC or not.

I am unaware of an American school shooter who dressed up like an Arab. Please tell us more.

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 May 17, 2019 at 07:44 AM adar29 Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

I am unaware of an American school shooter who dressed up like an Arab. Please tell us more.

I agree with you but it has happen on France. Either way I'm sure whoever goes in a shooting spree won't be wearing the traditional head gear unless we aretalking abbot Syria or Saudi A. Even in other Muslim countries you will see Muslims not wear that and more likely be wearing tactical head gear.

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 May 17, 2019 at 09:01 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

There was a school shooter in France dressed like a movie Arab? Can you fill me in? I must have not been paying attention.

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