A New York teacher has been terminated from her position after she Tweeted an anti-police message during a fundraiser for two slain NYPD officers who were killed in the line of duty in recent weeks.
Brooklyn teacher Laura Lynne Duffy has been let go from her position at Fontbonne Hall after she made a controversial social media post regarding police during a dress-down event raising funds for the families of NYPD officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, who were gunned down when they responded to a domestic dispute call last month.
Duffy Tweeted on the day of the event, “If anyone was wondering, I am intentionally dressing up today. #Abolition #BLM.” The account is set to private and has 69 followers.
The same day, Fontbonne Hall issued a statement saying they had concluded an investigation into Duffy’s Tweet. “After the administration conducted a thorough investigation, Laura Lynne Duffy is no longer in the employ of Fontbonne Hall, effective Friday, 2/4/22,” the school said.
Duffy is one of several people who have faced backlash after speaking out against police in New York this week. Another teacher in Coney Island was removed from his position last week after he “appeared to encourage violence” against mourners at the funeral of Officer Jason Rivera.