Charter-School Officials Attack News Crew
The state Education Department on Monday directed a Minnesota charter school to “correct” two areas related to religion at the school on Monday.
Tarik ibn Zayad Academy, which focuses on Middle Eastern culture and shares a mosque with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, came under fire after a teacher alleged that the school was offering religious instruction in Islam to its students.
In an attempt to report about the new findings from the department of education Monday, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS went to Tarik ibn Zayad Academy in Inver Grove Heights.
While on school grounds, our crew was confronted by school officials. Our photographer was injured while wrestling with the two men over the camera.
Our photographer[, who] was examined by paramedics … suffered minor shoulder and back injuries.