Seattle teachers union voices support for terrorists as students are terrorized by criminal gang targeting teenagers.
By Eileen Griffin
The Seattle Education Association plans to propose an anti-Israel resolution confirming their commitment to the Hamas terrorist group.
Schools and universities across the country have proposed similar resolutions, but Seattle is ironic given the chaos in Seattle government-run schools, The Post Millennial reports. Seattle schools emphasize their support for safety in schools and eliminating racial practices while advocating for violence and hatred toward the State of Israel.
“The union might want to focus more on the plummeting enrollment and spiking crime in @SeaPubSchools (Seattle Public Schools) rather than trying to support Hamas,” writes journalist and radio talk show host Ari Hoffman in a post on X.
“For a group of educators, they are extremely uneducated about the situation in the Jewish state. They spew outright lies and appear to be very uneducated when it comes to the union’s role in US foreign policy. Remember that they are teaching this garbage to your kids,” Hoffman writes.
Students in Seattle face many challenges living in the crime-ridden city, as Heartland Daily News has previously reported. Violence is already tragically a part of their lives. Crime, homelessness, and violence plague the city of Seattle.
During the month of October, a string of muggings targeting junior high and high school students began. Several students were attacked and robbed on their way home from school, Fox News Channel reported.
“The suspects in these incidents were described as a group of 4-6 subjects,” Seattle police told the outlet. “Most of the cases involve 3-6 Black males wearing ski masks or hoodies, but it was also reported an Asian male and Black female may have been involved in one of the incidents.”
Police officers are no longer readily available on school campuses because the school district removed law enforcement during the defund the police movement.
“In response to the George Floyd riots of 2020 that rocked the Emerald City, Seattle Public Schools, at the urging of the union, banned police from its campuses,” Hoffman writes. “Since then, there has been a massive spike in drugs and violence, including school shootings.”
Without campus locations, the police deployed a mobile precinct in the neighborhood to be more available as they try to combat the string of attacks, KUOW Radio reports. As the violence spreads, even the mobile precinct is not enough to protect students.
“These incidents are happening all over the north end,” Assistant Police Chief Todd Kibbee said at a press conference covered by KUOW. “We will try to move it (the mobile precinct) around as best we can. But unfortunately, we don’t have a great way to figure out where these robberies will happen next.”
In September, one of the muggings escalated to a kidnapping, My Northwest reports. Two 15-years old boys were grabbed and forced into a car.
“He threatened with a gun,” the teenager told the outlet. “We didn’t see any gun, but I don’t really know if they had one or not. And I really didn’t want to find out. I obviously choose my life over a phone.”
The students were released after their phones were taken from them. One of the students was able to call his mother from a neighbor’s house.
Chief Kibbe recommended that children stay more vigilant while they are walking home from school and stay aware of their surroundings.
The mother of one of the kidnapped teenagerss told My Northwest that the attacks against students are expanding, and the response is not adequate.
“The fact that it’s now taken 12 additional attacks, for the police department to say anything,” the mother said. “It’s just scary for our kids. It’s one thing if it’s adults, but these are our kids. They’re just walking home from school, they’re walking to a friend’s house. It’s not fair.”
“Our kids shouldn’t normalize being robbed at gunpoint walking home from school,” another parent said.
“The teachers’ union for Seattle Public Schools is planning to bring forward a resolution for a ceasefire in the Middle East but is unable to maintain a ceasefire on their campuses,” Hoffman writes.