A Muslim high school teacher says she was deeply saddened by a disturbing note she found in her classroom mere days after the 2016 presidential election.
Mairah Teli, 24, who teaches language arts at Dacula High in Dacula, Georgia, took to Facebook on November 11 to share photos of the apparent anti-Muslim letter, which she thinks may have been left by a student.
"I'm a high school teacher and sadly this anonymous note was put in my classroom today," she wrote. "As a Muslim, I wear a headscarf as a practice of my faith. I want to share this to raise awareness about the reality and climate of our community."
"Why don't you tie it around your neck & hang yourself with it...," the note, which was signed "America!" said.
"Spreading hate isn't going to 'make America great again,'" Teli concluded in her post, linking the hateful incident to Donald Trump's recent election win.
In just three days, Teli's post had already been shared over 1,500 times and received nearly a thousand comments from supportive people across the U.S.
She took to Facebook again on November 12 to express her gratitude for the kindness she received in wake of the incident.
"I am overwhelmed and deeply touched by all of the outcry and support that I have received in the past 24 hours," Teli wrote. "I can't even begin to articulate how touched I am to be receiving messages from all over the country with your support."
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