QUEENS (VINnews) — As reported on VIN News, a terrifying riot took place at a Queens public school, during which hundreds of crazed students “rampaged through the halls” for nearly two hours after they discovered that a teacher had participated in a pro-Israel event.Join our WhatsApp group
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The teacher managed to barricade herself in a locked office, yet a mob of violent students stood outside, trying to break down the door.
Mayor Eric Adams shared the story on X, commenting: “The vile show of antisemitism at Hillcrest High School was motivated by ignorance-fueled hatred, plain and simple, and it will not be tolerated in any of our schools, let alone anywhere in our city,” adding, “We are better than this.” Adams said the city was conducting a full investigation, and that “teams will begin outreach with students at Hillcrest to ensure they understand why this behavior was unacceptable.”
Last week, NYC charged someone with multiple counts after harassing a street vendor. There is video of this mass harassment and intimidation at the workplace. How many people will @NYPDnews arrest?
Equal Justice Under the Law, sir.
Giving it to @NYCSchools is a downgrade.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) November 26, 2023
However it is very unclear what consequences, if any, will be faced by the violent mob.
Chassidic commentator Yossi Gestetner pushed back on Adams, pointing out that when Jews commit acts that are far less dangerous against Muslims, they are arrested, and the punishment for antisemites should be comparable.
Gestetner tweeted “Last week, NYC charged someone with multiple counts after harassing a street vendor. There is video of this mass harassment and intimidation at the workplace. How many people will @NYPDnews arrest? Equal Justice Under the Law, sir.”
Brooklyn councilwoman InnaVernikov tweeted: “@NYCMayor we want to see CONSEQUENCES. Without that, this behavior will continue and will only get worse.”
Hillcrest High School in Jamaica is several blocks from a thriving Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. Antisemitic students created a group chat, according to a senior at the school. “Hundreds of kids” then “flooded into hallways,…chanting, jumping, shouting, and waving Palestinian flags or banners.”
The rioting was partially caught on video, as the students themselves filmed these events, and posted them on TikTok.
The NYPD sent about 25 officers to the scene, who rushed the teacher into an office and locked the door, at which point students tried to break their way in. The “riot,” as students called it, lasted about two hours.
“They found where [the teacher] lives,” one student told the NY Post. “Her address, her phone number, her family and everything.”