Sireen Hashem, a Muslim teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, had just lost her job in what she described in a lawsuit as a firing motivated by religion discrimination when the FBI came knocking on her door in July.

The agents told Hashem they were investigating a report that she told school board members "they would be sorry" if they didn't reconsider the decision not to renew her contract as she made a plea to keep her job in June.

"This is a teacher, a very qualified and very loved, very competent teacher, working for the benefit of the school. She was humiliated, discriminated against, and dismissed," Hashem's attorney, Omar Mohammedi, said Friday.

Read the complete original version of this item...