HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) A Hightstown high school senior has been charged with setting fire to a turban worn by a fellow student who is a Sikh.
A group representing Sikhs is calling for a full investigation and asking for the school to do more to combat discrimination against followers of the religion.
The Sikh Coalition says the fire was ignited on May 5 during a fire drill while the Sikh student one of only two in the school who wear a turban was talking with a friend. The student, a 16-year-old junior, was singed but not seriously hurt.
The New York-based coalition says the school should hold an assembly, publish a newsletter article and require classroom discussions about the attack.