Last week, ninth-grade-students at Riverheads High School were asked to copy the Shahada for a school assignment. “She told us the paper meant faith so we didn’t think anything of it,” said Laurel Truxell, a ninth-grader. But after they found out what they translated, “There is no other God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” Some students took issue. “A lot of people got really upset and I refused to do the paper,” said Truxell. Some students also put on a scarf part of the interactive lesson intended to teach about a religious article of clothing, the Hijab. “When they asked me to dress up, I said no and the aide said okay, well the teacher pushed and pushed and pushed so I did it, and when she took a picture, I asked for it not to be in the yearbook and she said it was, so that’s when my parents called the school,” said Truxell. “Students were also shown copies of the Koran, and female students were invited to try on a scarf as part of a lesson about the Islamic concept of modest dress,” The ********** confirmed.