Did I mention that many of the children were Hispanic?
Courtesy of KESQ:
Tuesday afternoon, a group of students from Katherine Finchy Elementary School went out on their field trip. In a letter to parents, the school’s principal Matt Hammond said the teacher directed students to leave the coyote exhibit in both English and Spanish. A random man overheard and “proceeded to yell obscenities at the teacher the children pertaining to their Hispanic heritage and culture.”
“In an aggressive sort of manner by a strange man, that was, I think unhappy, that they were not speaking English and wanted them to speak English,” said Sandra Lyon, Superintendent for the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Hammond says the teacher moved her students away from the man and reported the incident to Living Desert staff. However, later in the afternoon, the man returned to the area where the class was and continued to yell at the group.
Staff was with the class this time and immediately called security, who was immediately escorted out of the zoo. Staff told KESQ & CBS Local 2 they have no idea who the man is.
“No we don’t know anything about him just somebody who was in the wrong place and not the right fit for him to spend his day here at the zoo which is family driven and not at the place for his liking,” said Dawn Patrick, director of park services and guest relations at the zoo.
“Not to his liking?
“Somebody who was in the wrong place and not the right fit for him?”
This man went on a racist rant in front of school children, and all the zoo staff can say is that they hope he “considers his own behaviors before making a return trip.”
This has become the new norm, and people are simply not treating it with the seriousness that it deserves.
You know the MAGAbomber also started off insulting people and sending emailed threats, and that evolved into mailing as many as 145 explosive devices and placing numerous lives at risk.
At the very least this man should have received a visit from the local police, and at the most, he should have been taken in for questioning and have his social media posts scrutinized for signs of potential violence.
We need to start treating these people as potential threats, especially with Donald Trump continuing to agitate the racists.