After suggesting in a tweet that she is protesting a fundraiser for fallen NYPD officers, one Brooklyn private school teacher is in hot water.
Tweeted Wednesday that she’d be “dressing up” for a dress-down event to protest the families of the NYPD officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Immediately after math teacher Laura Lynne Duffy’s tweet on Wednesday morning, Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, New York, announced that it was conducting an investigation.
In memory of two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in Harlem on Jan. 21, the school held a “dress down day” to raise money for their families. On Wednesday, Mora was buried at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
“Just in case anyone was wondering, I’m dressed up today on purpose. Just before 7:30 a.m., Duffy tweeted, “#Abolition #BLM.” A lock has been placed on her 69-follower Twitter account.
We have learned that one of our teachers tweeted a politically charged statement in relation to today’s student-led fundraiser in support of the fallen New York City police officers,” says Fontbonne Hall’s administration. This faculty member’s personal comments are not supported by Fontbonne Hall,” the school tweeted Wednesday afternoon. In the meantime, “We are conducting an internal investigation into the matter and will provide an update as soon as appropriate.” “
Duffy, a math teacher at the all-girls school, did not respond to an e-mail Wednesday night seeking comment.
Anti-cop remarks about the funeral and wake procession of the two fallen officers were posted or liked by several New Yorkers on social media, getting them in trouble.
After criticizing unmasked cops for their “frightening show of intimidation” and citing their “massive health risk to every New Yorker,” state assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D-Manhattan) liked a tweet that likened the officers at Rivera’s funeral march to Nazi marchers.
In another case, after her tirade went viral, a theater and film production company fired an actress who called it “f—king ridiculous” that New York City streets were closed during Rivera’s funeral.
On Tuesday, actress Susan Sarandon drew ire for reposting a message comparing police officers at the funeral of Oscar Rivera to Nazis.