College students at a highschool in Queens, N.Y., reportedly stormed the hallways after studying a instructor attended a pro-Israel protest Monday.
In keeping with the New York Police Division (NYPD), faculty security brokers at Hillcrest Excessive Faculty “requested the response of the college sergeant in regard to a disorderly group of scholars inside the situation.” When the sergeant responded, the scholars reportedly “dispersed.”
The New York Submit reported Saturday that the disturbance started over what college students known as a protest that was already deliberate resulting from a instructor’s Fb profile picture that confirmed her at a pro-Israel rally final month holding a poster that mentioned “I stand with Israel.”
“The instructor was seen holding an indication of Israel, like supporting it,” a senior reportedly advised The New York Submit.
“A bunch of youngsters determined to make a gaggle chat, expose her, discuss it, after which discuss beginning a riot,” the senior continued.
Alleged video of the incident appeared to indicate college students operating via and leaping in hallways.
The scholars tried to get into the instructor’s classroom, in keeping with The New York Submit. The instructor hid in a locked workplace as a result of alleged riot.
“I’ve been a instructor for 23 years within the New York Metropolis public faculty system — for the final seven at Hillcrest Excessive Faculty. I’ve labored laborious to be supportive of our total scholar physique and an advocate for our neighborhood, and was shaken to my core by the calls to violence towards me that occurred on-line and outdoors my classroom final week,” the instructor mentioned in a press release to The New York Submit.
“Nobody ought to ever really feel unsafe in school — college students and academics alike,” she continued.
The Hill has reached out to New York Metropolis Public Faculties.
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