Just before their Thanksgiving break, hundreds of students from Hillcrest High School in NYC took to the streets and hallways over one of their teachers. A photo from a teacher’s personal Facebook account had been discovered, and they hated her for it. In this image, she was seen at what appeared to be a pro-Israel rally. The sign she was holding read “I stand with Israel.”
Via various group chats, students quickly devised a plan. They wanted to “expose” her support of Israel, and then start a riot to get her gone. Taken back on October 9th, the teacher was forced to barricade herself into her classroom as the mob tried to break in and get her.
Thankfully, the NYPD was able to keep her safe through their efforts, and the expertise of the NYPD counterterrorism task force was also called in. Looking into potential threats against the school, they are not taking this lightly.
According to the New York Post, the unnamed teacher said, “I have been a teacher for 23 years in the New York City public school system — for the last seven at Hillcrest High School. I have worked hard to be supportive of our entire student body and an advocate for our community and was shaken to my core by the calls to violence against me that occurred online and outside my classroom last week. No one should ever feel unsafe at school — students and teachers alike.”
Her message should be followed and remembered in schools across NYC and the nation. A call to violence like this should be taken extremely seriously, and it serves to show that this latest generation blindly follows the way their favorite celebrities see the world, and they fail at doing research for themselves. Instead, they blame the easiest target for their failures.