Not long ago, Wayne Dupree wrote about Marylin Zuniga, a third-grade teacher at Forest Street School in Orange, New Jersey, who made her third grade class write “get well” cards to give to brutal cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
She was just FIRED! This is good news from Fox:
Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning her young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.
…The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching her students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, “I shot the motherfu**er, and I hope the motherfu**er dies.”
Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger.
Eight year olds, or anyone else, shouldn’t be celebrating a cold-blooded killer. Our police deserve our respect. After all, the police are the ones keeping our schools safe so children can learn!