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Dear SAM Community,

Assalamu alaikum,

This week, allegations of sexual assault were leveled against a teacher at Safa and Marwa Islamic School. The administration team immediately suspended the teacher and has fully cooperated with the Peel Regional Police in their investigation.  Today, we were notified that charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation were laid against this teacher.  As a result of these charges, the teacher is no longer an employee of Safa & Marwa Islamic School, effective immediately.

Please note that all allegations made against the teacher are regarding incidents that occurred outside of school hours and not on school property.  The Peel Police are still looking for information regarding the individual; for contact information please go to: https://www.peelpolice.ca/en/News/index.aspx?newsId=da8b17eb-218e-494c-bef6-fdda092a8697. As the case is now before the courts, the teacher is considered innocent until proven guilty.

As Principal, I assure you that the safety and well-being of each and every student is the school’s priority. We have clear policies and procedures that ensure the safety of our students and provide a secure learning environment.  Please feel confident, as parents, that your children are well cared for and protected while they are at school.  I want to assure you that SAM continues to be a safe place for your child to learn and grow.

As a parent, you may receive questions from your son or daughter in regards to this matter.  School Support staff will be available on Monday to support students.  If you wish to access other community resources please contact a member of the administrative team to learn more about community support mechanisms.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact me, or one of the Vice-Principals at the school at 905-566-8533.

Sincerely,
Elham Abdel-hamid
Principal

Safa & Marwa Islamic School
5550 McAdam Road, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1P1
(905) 566-8533

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