Houston School Principal Tossed From Post After Allowing Group Presentation on Islam

A suburban Houston junior high school principal has been removed from her post after allowing a group to make a presentation about Islam to students.

The Friendswood school district issued a statement late yesterday, saying Robin Lowe "has accepted another administrative position effective immediately."

The Friendswood Junior High principal allowed the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Houston to present a program described as "Islam 101" last month to about 875 seventh- and eighth-grade students.

Council president Tarek Hussein said he contacted Lowe about the educational presentation after hearing from a father who said his son was physically attacked at the school because he's Muslim.

But community members and parents of children at the predominantly Anglo and Christian school complained about the assembly. David Bradley is a member of the State Board of Education whose district includes Friendswood. He says the assembly wasn't an appropriate response to an attack on a student.