Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday they were investigating a student's complaint that he was ridiculed by a teacher because he was a Muslim.
The 13-year-old student, Saleh Choudhary, said because of the April 6 incident, he has been intimidated and isolated by his peers, NBC5's Anthony Ponce reported.
"He came home, and before he even took his backpack off, he had tears in his eyes already," said Mohmmed Fahad Choudhary, Saleh's brother.
Choudhary's family said while he was at the Brentano Math and Science Academy in Logan Square, a teacher made a comment during a history lesson about Mesopotamia. Choudhary was the sole Muslim in the class.