Threats for “I can’t breathe” t-shirt force teacher to flee her home

This is a condensed news story.

In Los Angeles, a high school English teacher wore an “I can’t breathe” t-shirt during one of her virtual classes, a parent who didn’t like it shared his feelings with 200,000 social media users, and then she got hundreds of threats and moved out of her house with her daughter to stay in a hotel.

The parent, Scott Blodgett, told a TV station he just wants his daughter “to go to English class and learn about English,” and said he doesn’t understand why the teacher’s cirruculum includes “authors of color, children of color writing, talking about being in a biased world.”

Blodgett called the threats against the teacher “horrible” and said he also can’t understand why she’s seeking a restraining order against him.

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  1. Mark Adams #

    I think the parent has a legitimate gripe. Depending on what was said in the social media the court is unlikely to uphold a restraining order, though a court probably allowed this blunt temporary order, and the parent needs to show up in court at the hearing before a judge to determine if it should be for a year order or more. f so guess the daughter gets a new teacher…ohhh an unintended consequence? Intended?

  2. Roger Rabbit #

    In a free country like ours, with free speech, every gripe is legitimate even stupid ones.