Muslim Children Kicked Off Jacksonville School Bus

November 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On November 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the Florida Attorney General's Office said it is investigating allegations that Muslim students were removed from one Duval County school bus and kept from boarding another. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union requested the investigation into allegations that that two different First Student bus drivers singled out Muslim students on Oct. 29 and Oct. 31. 'We're assessing the facts and no further decision has been made,' Gladys Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, said Wednesday. The children, who are from 10 to 14 years old, are recent immigrants from the Middle East and Central Asia, including some from Iraq and Afghanistan."