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Police investigating anti-Muslim threat at Kent Meridian High School

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KENT, Wash. -

Kent Police are investigating reports of anti-Muslim slurs and a death threat at Kent Meridian High School in Kent, Washington. The district learned about the threats this week. No suspects and no arrests have been made, but extra police patrols will be at the school Monday.

Kent Meridian is one of the most diverse schools in the state, with students from more than 100 countries, but now Kent Police are looking into reports of multiple threats against the Muslim community. The Council on American Islamic Relation (CAIR) says slurs, and a swastika were just a few of the anti-Muslim slurs found in the school's girls' bathroom. One message read, "All Muslims dead."

"This is not right. We are all equal. Students have the right to learn in a safe environment," said Jasmin Samy, Civil Rights Director for CAIR. 

"I can't even say how these students feel now, going to school every day, knowing that they've been called name and it was all over the bathrooms, and they have a death threat. They are going to school where they actually received a death threat," Samy said.

The Kent School District said they notified parents of the threats on Friday and they will have extra patrols and surveillance on Monday. Samy hopes the security and the investigation are just the beginning.

"I think there's a lot of awareness that needs to be done. A lot of anti-bullying and harassment classes that need to be provided," she said. "This is something that is unacceptable and we hope we don't see it again."

Samy said she will be meeting with district administrators next week.

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