A gang of four school bullies —believed to be Muslims— attacked a 9-year-old Christian girl over her religion, with the school authorities shockingly doing nothing to punish the bullies.

The 9-year-old’s mother, Shawna Larson, 33, shared details of the incident with local media outlets. According to Larson, the bullies attacked her daughter on April 29 while at Hidden Valley Elementary in Savage, MN, leaving the 9-year-old with bruises.

“They (her daughter’s third-grade teacher and principal) came up to my vehicle and informed me that there was an incident at school that day. They wanted to make it very apparent that my daughter didn’t do anything to cause this, and they told me this was a calculated incident and that she had been attacked on the playground by four other students in her grade,” Larson said. “I ended up learning … this was due to her race and her religion because she wasn’t Muslim. So that was pretty jarring to hear.”

Larson, who said another teacher told her the bullies attacked her child because of her daughter’s race and religion, revealed that she did not know the extent of her daughter’s injury until the 9-year-old began bruising the next day.

“That’s when we noticed that she had a black eye, and we immediately took a picture of it. When she came home that day, I just kind of looked her over and she had bruises on her arms and a bruise on her back, bruises all over her legs,” Larson said.

Larson said her daughter told her that she tried to fight off the bullies, but they threatened her, saying they would hurt themselves and tell the teacher that she had hurt them if she fought back.

Larson confirmed that surveillance footage showed one of the girls walking up to her daughter and punching her in the face. She added that the school’s inactions over the bullying incident were concerning.

“Just the lack of action the school was taking, which I do understand to a point that the school has their own rules and their own laws that they have to follow. But the fact that because this was race and religion-fueled, the fact that they were never suspended or expelled from school or redirected to distance learning instead of continuing to stay in the classroom, which two of them were in the same classroom as my daughter, is alarming, regardless of their age,” Larson said.

Larson, who said her daughter has now switched classes because one of the bullies was in her class, said she has reported the matter to the police. She maintained that things would have been different if Christian students were the ones attacking Muslim students.

“This would be all over national news. You know, and it shouldn’t be that way. Our children shouldn’t even be in the media for stuff like this in the first place,” she said. “The same outrage should be there for every child because no child should be attacked on a playground and made to feel unsafe at school because her attackers are still there.”