High School Teacher Charged with Anti-Muslim Bias Over Head Scarf in New Orleans

July 22, 2004

Source: The Times-Picayune


On July 22, 2004 The Times-Picayune reported that, "The Jefferson Parish school system has fired a West Jefferson High School teacher accused of using religious slurs against a Muslim student and pulling off her head scarf, a school system source said this week.

Superintendent Diane Roussel would not confirm that teacher Wes Mix has been fired, but said she approved on Tuesday a recommendation from the system's personnel office, ending months of in-house investigation triggered by the Jan. 30 incident. The source said the recommendation is to fire Mix, though he has one more chance to fight for his job."