“I will kill you” and “You are a terrorist” are among the phrases highlighted in hostile messages left in a 10-year-old Muslim girl’s locker last November.
The victim is a student at Hemingway Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts branch of the American-Islamic Relations Council stated that the young girl received letters of support from over 500 people, with different religious backgrounds, from across 20 different US states.
Somaya Zama, the community support officer in Massachusetts, stated that investigations regarding the hate messages are ongoing to expose the sender.
The girl’s identity is left anonymous for privacy, but the media revealed that the letters had caused her a great deal of distress.
The council said that support letters would be sent to the young girl’s family shortly this week.
The Muslim girl was previously harassed and bullied by her classmates. The hand-written letters found in her locker, for two consecutive days, marked an escalation in misconduct.