Letters of support pour in for threatened Muslim girl, 10

BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school.

The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has received more than 500 notes from across the country for the 10-year-old.

The girl, who officials haven’t named publicly, is in fifth grade at Hemenway Elementary School in Framingham.

School officials say the girl found two threatening notes in her classroom storage bin earlier this month. One said, “You are a terrorist.” The other read, “I will kill you.”

School officials swiftly condemned the incident and urged the culprit to come forward.

The council encouraged people to send letters to the girl to “counteract the hateful message.”

The organization plans to deliver the letters to the family next week.

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