Community rallies around student facing charges

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LANSDALE, Pa. (CBS) — Residents and leaders successful Montgomery County are joining a Muslim North Penn High School pupil successful advocating for her innocence aft a combat 2 months agone resulted successful her impending transgression charges.

The May video shows Sanaa Beaufort warring with 2 classmates. According to Beaufort’s attorney, the 2 students pulled disconnected her hijab successful an unprovoked attack.

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On Wednesday, assemblage members gathered and decried the upcoming charges. State lawmakers and spiritual leaders joined successful connected the propulsion for Beaufort’s battle. It’s a conflict that Beaufort herself wants to spot resolved soon.

“I wanna spot justice, I wanna spot my charges dropped,” she told CBS3. “I wanna spot maine going backmost into North Penn with a large schoolhouse down me.”

The family’s attorney, Timothy Welbeck, works for the Philadelphia conception of Counsel connected American Islamic Relations. He says that though nary charges are filed yet, Beaufort’s estimation is already astatine stake.

“No transgression charges person been filed conscionable yet. Right now, Sanaa though has entered into the transgression strategy arsenic an offender.” Welbeck told Eyewitness News, adding, “It is our statement we’re maintaining that Sanaa is the victim.”

Those voicing their enactment accidental determination are evident spiritual and radical overtones to the concern and they don’t privation that to beryllium ignored.

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In a connection from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, they accidental the Towamencin Police Department “found nary grounds that radical oregon spiritual bias motivated this fight.”

The constabulary section released a connection connected their Facebook leafage connected their investigation.

Beaufort’s supporters and her ain household accidental the charges shouldn’t person been drafted successful the archetypal place.

“They had already exonerated her,” James Wilkins, Beaufort’s begetter said. “An apology by the girls she was successful the altercation with.”

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