Outrage after school shooting drill involves teacher donning Arab-style keffiyeh

Outrage as school safety drill required teacher to don Arab-style keffiyeh and play the role of an active shooter Video clips circulated this week of the drill at high school in Pennsylvania Teachers in Penn-Trafford District were training for active shooter in January One tasked as playing a shooter was wearing an Arab-style headscarf Some reacted with outrage accusing the school district of anti-Muslim bias District objects that the costume also involved a blonde wig and paintball mask Said the point was merely to obscure the teacher's identity, not portray as Arab

By Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:56 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 02:52 BST, 16 May 2019

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Some have reacted with outrage after a teacher portraying an active shooter during a staff safety drill donned an Arab-style keffiyeh as part of a disguise.

The controversy was stirred when video clips emerged this week of the staff-only training drill that took place in western Pennsylvania's Penn-Trafford School District on January 21.

The training was for teachers only, but students in the A/V Club filmed part of it, and recent posted the video online to show off their work. The video has now been removed, and the school district refuses to let news outlets publish it, saying it was never intended for the public.

At issue is a teacher seen wearing a keffiyeh, a headscarf associated with Palestinians - though the district says it was part of a random disguise that also consisted of a long blonde wig and paintball mask.

Some alumni expressed outrage after a teacher portraying an active shooter during a staff safety drill donned an Arab-style keffiyeh as part of a disguise

Some alumni expressed outrage after a teacher portraying an active shooter during a staff safety drill donned an Arab-style keffiyeh as part of a disguise

But the school district said that the video clip didn't accurately portray the disguise, which was a random assortment of the headscarf, a paintball mask, and a blonde wig (above)

But the school district said that the video clip didn't accurately portray the disguise, which was a random assortment of the headscarf, a

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