Something doesn’t smell right with this story. I just don’t see how you quit school because of a threat by one Muslim student. The school investigated and they claim it wasn’t a direct threat. Whether there was a threat or not, you just don’t quit something so easily. Grow some balls!

A St. Cloud State University student in a teacher-training program at Technical High School left the school in late April because he says he feared for the safety of his service dog.

The school district calls it a misunderstanding, and officials there say they hoped Tyler Hurd, a 23-year-old junior from Mahtomedi who aspires to teach special education, would continue his training in the district.

Hurd said a student threatened to kill his service dog named Emmitt. The black lab is trained to protect Hurd when he has seizures.

The seizures, which can occur weekly, are from a childhood injury.

The dog has a pouch on his side that assists those who stop to help Hurd.

Hurd said he was unable to finish his 50 hours of field training at Tech. The university waived the remaining 10 hours, he said. He plans to do his student teaching outside a high school setting.

?We came up with a solution because I felt threatened by it,” Hurd said.

The school district and university are working to make sure a similar situation doesn’t happen.

Kate Steffens, dean of the college of education at St. Cloud State, and Tech assistant principal Lori Lockhart met Thursday.

The threat came from a Somali student who is Muslim, according to Hurd, St. Cloud State and school district officials.

The Muslim faith, which is the dominant faith of Somali immigrants, forbids the touching of dogs.

Hurd trained at Talahi Community School and Tech. He said his experience at Talahi was good. The Somali students there warmed to the dog and eventually petted him using paper to keep their hands off his fur, Hurd said.

Things didn’t go as well at Tech, Hurd said. Students there taunted his dog, and he finally felt he had to leave after he was told a student made a threat. Hurd met with Lockhart but said he did not feel comfortable continuing.

Julia Espe, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for St. Cloud school district, said the school needed to do a better job communicating.

?I think it was a misunderstanding where we didn’t really prepare either side for possible implications,” Espe said.

Espe said the school’s investigation determined the student did not make a direct threat.

?We certainly welcome (Hurd) in our district, and we hope we can get this all resolved so he feels welcome and his dog is welcome,” Espe said.

St. Cloud State places about 1,000 students in 240 schools to help prepare them for careers in education.

In St. Cloud school district, 330 are in the field training program Hurd was in and 94 are in student teaching.

Steffens said it is important to respect different cultures and the rights of disabled students.

?I think this is part of the growth process when we become more diverse,” Steffens said.

Steffens called Hurd a good student and committed young man.

Gary Loch, who is the diversity coordinator for the district, said the situation was an unfortunate case of miscommunication.

?I’m not quite sure where the breakdown comes into play here,” Loch said.

8 Responses to “Muslim Threatens To Kill SCSU Student’s Service Dog”
  1. joNo Gravatar says:

    CAN YOU SPELL B*LLSH*T? this non- story is sooooooooooooooo rediculous!!!!!!!!

  2. stoneyNo Gravatar says:

    I will bet the muslim is still at the school. Had the threat been the way the student would have been expelled and jailed.

  3. rockerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe the kid could have done more… letting his dog take a piss in the campus footbaths.
    I’m so sick of these foreign freaks always expecting & getting us to change for them!

  4. MatthewNo Gravatar says:

    Slap the whining muslims upside the head and feed them pork.

  5. joNo Gravatar says:

    well i read “the none-story” again and i still can’t find anything that shows that “a muslim” threatened him. oh i get it……just the word muslim qualifies to set off rants against a entire group of people. hum…, that’s some powerful sh*t.

  6. AngelNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely Stony!

    I think when you have a handicap of some sort you are more sensitive to what others around you think and say, and you are more fearful of your safety. I’m not handicap, but I’m trying to think like one.

  7. melodyNo Gravatar says:

    People bond with their animals. I know the dog is a service animal, but I just can’t imagine having a dog and not thinking of it as my pet. I have read that not all of these service dogs work out, so if you get a really good one, you might not want to take any chances.

  8. litew8No Gravatar says:

    Grow some balls WD? They kid has seizures for crying out loud. I once had a class with a kid like that. One day during class we heard a “THUMP!”. Turned around and the kid was laying on the ground having a seizure. You can’t expect people with that type of disability to “grow some balls”.

    Anyway, aside from that - why didn’t the kid just call the cops and report a threat to his dogs life? I’d put a sign on the dog saying “Will BITE if aggrevated”. LOL

    Notice that the article doesn’t even attempt to mention the location of the school? I found out where it is. St. Cloud State University is a four year university and part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    Notice this line of CRAP:

    “I think this is part of the growth process when we become more diverse,? Steffens said.

    Diversity means having people threaten to kill your dog?

    Here’s some more info about what’s going on in Minnesota:

    Sharia in the schools:
    Monitoring the American madrassa

    By Michelle Malkin ? April 11, 2008 09:56 AM
    source = Michelle Malkin
    Katharine Kersten?s excellent investigative work on the Minnesota taxpayer-funded Islamic school, TIZA, has led to a state probe of the institution. It has also shed light again on the spread of sharia in U.S. secondary public schools. You?ll remember the heated battle in San Diego over Muslim.

    You may recall the jihadi crossword puzzle discovered by parents in Johnston County, NC.

    In Contra Costa (CA) County, school officials allowed Islam indoctrination lessons that subjected public school students to prayer recitation sessions and Muslim re-naming. Remember? more…

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