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Detroit-area school district stands by principal's unity comments following presidential election

Posted: 7:31 PM, Nov 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-15 14:08:00Z

More than a hundred parents and students showed up at the Detroit-area school board meeting to support a principal, a Muslim, under attack from some parents for speaking to students about respect following the presidential election.

Grosse Pointe South High School Principal Moussa Hamka heard from some students following the results, that others appeared to be instigating hate.

Hamka decided to make a lengthy announcement over the public address system, calling for unity and pledging support for minority, gay and other students who might feel attacked.

This angered a few parents who started a small campaign to get the principal fired.

Monday night, a loud majority of supporters stood behind him, including students who spoke in his defense.

One of the opposing parents was in the audience, but did not speak or identify themselves for comment.