"Sadly, someone insulted me by cutting my hijab two times,"Noman, who was not hurt in the incident, told reporters."I felt really scared and confused because I didn't feel comfortable that people are doing this".
The fearless girl had a message for her attacker and said: 'What you're doing is very wrong, you should stop doing this.
Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred at about 9 am in or around the Pauline Johnson school in Toronto's east side, police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante told AFP.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab was allegedly cut with a pair of scissors.
Afterwards she and her brother joined a group of other students also walking to school, for safety, before being separated from the group and each other at an intersection. "I'm just a kid".
The girl's mother said she was angry someone would target a child, but was relieved her daughter was not physically harmed.
Mayor John Tory said he was "shocked and appalled" by the incident, stating, "No child should ever be afraid walking to school in Toronto because of what they are wearing". Terrified, she turned to face him - a young Asian male, roughly 5-foot-8 to six feet tall, wearing black trousers, a black hoodie and brown gloves. "I can't imagine how afraid she must have been", Trudeau said.
"Toronto police and the student's family were immediately contacted by the school", the board added in a statement. And we'll be working closely with police to offer any assistance that we can, ' Ryan Bird, a school board spokesperson, told CNN partner CBC. In 2016, there were 1,409 police-reported hate crimes, according to Canada's national statistical agency.
Samad said she grew up in Canada and has been here for 25 years, and has not seen this type of incident before.
'In the meantime, we're offering support to the impacted student and her family'. "I am so proud to be a Canadian, and I want to give (the attacker) the same message".
"What you're doing is very wrong, you should stop doing this", she said. This does not represent who we are.
"This is a cowardly act of hatred". But the man came back just as Kahawlah was waiting for her brother who was stopped at a light across the street. "Intolerance and hate of any kind, including islamophobia, has no place in our city, our province, or our country".