Private school math teacher pays price for mocking the murder of NYPD officers

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A high school teacher at a private New York City school has been fired over an anti-police tweet posted the same day the city laid to rest NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora, the second farewell in a week after having just said goodbye to Officer Jason Rivera — both cops were killed last week after being ambushed while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Fontbonne Hall, located in Brooklyn, shared a tweet Wednesday morning about a “dress down” fundraiser for the fallen officers: “Today we had a dress down day to honor NYPD Officers, Jason Rivera & Wilbert Mora for their service to NYC. All proceeds will be donated to the families of our fallen officers. Thank you to Sergeant Polanco, Sergeant Singh & Sergeant Oliveri for joining us.”

Laura Lynne Duffy, a math teacher at the all-girl private school responded: “If anyone was wondering, I am intentionally dressing up today. #Abolition #BLM.”

The tweet would be deleted — turns out, Duffy deleted her entire Twitter account — however, Fontbonne Hall released a statement later in the day announcing that they were “conducting an internal investigation of the matter.”

“It has come to the attention of the administration of Fontbonne Hall that one of our teachers tweeted a politically-charged statement in regards to today’s student-led fundraiser in support of the fallen NYPD officers,” the statement read.

“Fontbonne Hall does not endorse the personal comments of this faculty member and we will continue to advance the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of all-inclusive love, unity, and reconciliation within the earth community,” the release continued. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers and we remain proud of our students for the compassion they showed today. We are conducting an internal investigation of the matter and will share an update when appropriate.”


On Thursday, the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, New York, which supports Fontbonne Hall, released a statement on Facebook saying Duffy was no longer employed at the school.

“The Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood are aware of the recent event at Fontbonne Hall Academy and conducted an investigation into this matter. We continue to pray for the fallen NYPD Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora and with their families,” the Office of Communications said in a statement. “The Sisters of Saint Joseph support the Administration of Fontbonne Hall Academy School which has determined that Laura Lynn Duffy is no longer in the employ of FHA effective Friday February 4, 2022.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter that may suggest that the anti-cop sentiment on the left is starting to grow old:

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