Levittown teacher under fire for Facebook post about Capitol attack

In a Facebook post, the teacher uses a number of profanities when talking about a picture appearing to show a Capitol police officer posing for a selfie with somebody who made their way inside the Capitol.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2021, 10:44 PM

Updated 1,194 days ago

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Tensions from the chaos at the Capitol Wednesday boiled over to the Levittown community after a teacher at Division Avenue High School made a social media post with strong words about police.
In that post, it shows a picture of a police officer posing for a photo with a person who allegedly broke into the Capitol. In the post, he uses four letter words disparaging police for taking a picture with the "terrorist."
A group of demonstrators supporting the police appeared outside the high school Friday in Levittown, many angry over a social media post by the English teacher.
The school district acknowledged the post, but said it was on the teacher's personal social media page and he has a right to free speech. However, there is no mention of any possible disciplinary action, which is what some say is needed now.
"I don't want to see this man in teaching my son right now. Like I said, who knows how he's going to react? Who knows if a child walks in there with a 'back the blue' shirt, and he snaps and hurts the kid or on a lesser note, maybe he just messes with his grades, how do you trust him now?" says Scott Walter, of Levittown.
News 12 did speak to some people who say the teacher is completely within his rights and has the right to free speech and the First Amendment.
News 12 is waiting for a further update from the Levittown School District on the status of this teacher.


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