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Associated Press, Published March 29 2010

Rally at St. Cloud high school supports Muslim students

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — More than two dozen Muslims and their supporters rallied across from Apollo High School in St. Cloud in support of students who attend St. Cloud schools.

The St. Cloud Times reports Monday the group claims that school staff members are not doing enough to keep Muslim students from being harassed and sometimes contribute to it.

The rally crowd Monday was mostly adults. They chanted and held signs that said "Discrimination is intolerable" or "St. Cloud school district must integrate" among other things.

Superintendent Steve Jordahl says the staff responds appropriately to each complaint and denies that staff members aren't doing enough to stop harassment of Muslim students.

A Muslim civil rights group in Minnesota has called for a federal probe of harassment complaints at two St. Cloud schools.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.