A New Jersey high school teacher has apologized after telling a Spanish-speaking student to “speak American.”
Laura Amico, an English teacher at Cliffside Park High School, was allowed to go back to class on Tuesday after she apologized, over the school’s public address system, for snapping at her Spanish-speaking student.
“She said ‘I’m so fed up with you speaking Spanish. I told you to practice your English!'” 17-year-old Yennifer Pinales told ABC 7.
“the men and women aren’t fighting for your rights to speak Spanish they’re fighting for your rights to speak American”a teacher said this.. pic.twitter.com/Iyuo1G6eDV
— manny‼️?? (@amany_hamdan) October 13, 2017
“Men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish,” video of the Oct. 12 incident showed Amico saying.” They are fighting for your right to speak American.”
It came after students staged a protest against Amico and demanded an apology.
The protest occurred on Oct. 16 when a fire alarm was pulled and students went outside, with several of them raising flags of countries other than the United States, NJ.com reported.
Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE
- Britney Spears shows off her rockin’ new bod, but had to spoil it with a liberal message about ‘Dreamers’ - December 24, 2017
- Border patrol forget they’re supposed to be heartless, deliver beautiful baby at the border - December 24, 2017
- After scoring tax cut victory, Trump sees ‘tremendous Democrat support’ for his next big initiative - December 24, 2017