Lynne Albuquerque, a teacher at Hempstead, Long Island, got the surprise of her life when she was slapped with disciplinary charges after reporting that a black student had threatened to rape her, according to the New York Daily News.
Albuquerque claimed a student, who is only being identified as N.L., threatened her in a classroom on May 9, 2015.
According to a lawsuit filed by Albuquerque, who is white, N.L. told her: “When I get done ramming you, I’m gonna bag your daughter, then ram the b**** through the whole gang.”
Albuquerque reported his behavior and N.L. was suspended from school for three days, but that was later reversed.
In a strange twist of events, the school’s assistant superintendent, Rodney Gilmore, reversed the decision, claiming Albuquerque instigated the incident. Gilmore and N.L. are both black, according to the Daily News.
Gilmore then filed disciplinary charges against Albuquerque, according to a workers’ compensation document Albuquerque filed claiming she suffered emotional trauma from the incident.
“Certainly to bring her up on charges after everything that happened is reprehensible,” Albuquerque’s lawyer, Steven Morelli said. “It seems to me there is a serious problem in the district when white teachers and administrators are subjected to unfair treatment.”
Morelli said that Albuquerque, who he described as a dedicated teacher, was the third white employee to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Hempstead School District.
If this story sounds a bit off to you, you’re not alone. We are left wondering how anyone could discipline a teacher — or anyone, for that matter — for filing a complaint against a student who threatened to rape her.
This kind of behavior is sadly becoming more commonplace as racial tensions creep higher — and it’s deeply disturbing.
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(H/T Conservative Tribune)