Hillcrest High School Conducts Investigation into Targeting of Pro-Israel Teacher by StudentsNovember 27, 2023
An investigation at Hillcrest High School began after students protested in the hallways, leading to a lockdown following targeting of a Jewish teacher who showed support for Israel, officials said. The teens in Jamaica stormed out of class and forced the teacher to barricade herself in a room, according to viral videos. Schools Chancellor David Banks assured that safety measures are being implemented. The incident took place after a walkout by 770 public school students in support of a ceasefire in Gaza. Mayor Adams condemned the display of antisemitism and stated that such behavior will not be tolerated. Local organizations will engage in outreach to educate students on the unacceptability of such behavior.