A teacher at Smithtown High School West in New York has been disciplined after taking to Facebook to call her Donald Trump supporting students racist.
Veronica Welsh, a world language teacher, has been administratively reassigned after a screenshot of her post began to circulate and spark outrage in the community.
“This week is spirit week at Smithtown HS West. It’s easy to spot which students are racist by the Trump gear they’re sporting for USA Day,” Welsh posted on the social media platform.
The superintendent of the school district, James Grossane, has called the post an “extremely unfortunate incident.”
“Please be advised that we are handling this in a professional manner and all appropriate disciplinary actions are being taken. This is an extremely unfortunate incident and these actions are not promoted by the Smithtown Central School District Administration and Board of Education, nor do they reflect the attitudes of our students and staff,” Grossane said in a statement.
Welsh also lashed about the Republican candidate on social media in May. The teacher posted that she “feels shitty” when she sees former students supporting the major party nominee.
“I feel really shitty when I see former students posting things on Facebook that are pro-Donald Trump I’m sorry for failing you at Smithtown High School West. I should have done better,” Welsh wrote.
College Fix fired back at the teacher, reminding her that she doesn’t even teach politics.
“‘Failing you’? You’re a world language teacher, Ms. Welsh. The only course which should be broaching the topic of politics at school is something like history, or government, or civics. And from where would you gather the notion that it is your duty to ‘educate’ students on the ‘proper’ choice of presidential candidate? Was your ed school? Some other class or professor?” College Fix asked.
The post has since been removed, but parents have continued to speak out against her accusations against their children.
“There’s no reason for her to pass judgement on those kids on a social platform,” one parent told CBS.
“It’s not a good idea because then like she influences the students with the same ideas,” another parent stated.
After a shootout with NYPD, FBI and SWAT officials, Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was strapped to a gurney and taken into custody for questioning about the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday.
One officer was shot in the vest, another was hit in the hand, and there were no serious injuries reported at the scene. After Saturday’s explosion in Chelsea, New York, 29 people were injured from a home-made bomb.
“We discovered the suspect sleeping in a nearby bar and woke him up. Our police officer noticed almost immediately that this was the suspect that was being wanted for the bombings. At that point was he was immediately shot and officers returned fire and this individual proceeded to go westward. He began firing at other vehicles and he did strike another police officer and that officer was injured. He was shooting indiscriminately. I’m not sure what he was hope to go accomplish. There were several rounds fired and again we are just thankful that no one was seriously injured.”
The Times reported that Rahami was identified on CCTV surveillance video planting bombs in Chelsea, just south west of Manhattan.
A law enforcement source told the Times that police had “conclusive evidence” Rahami was also at the bombing that took place early Saturday morning on the Jersey Shore, ahead of a charity race for Marines and sailors.
Authorities were able to identify the suspect with “help of a cell phone left behind with materials for a home made pressure cooker bomb using shrapnel for maximum damage on West 27th Street — four blocks from West 23rd Street blast,” a source told ABC News.
Investigators believe more people are still involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing incidents and are on the loose, and more attacks may be planned in the coming days/weeks.
The FDNY is reporting 29 people were injured after an explosion, which has been called “intentional,” on a busy street in New York City on Saturday evening.
“This was an intentional act,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Saturday night, while also claiming that there is no known link to terrorism as of yet.
“Tonight New York City experienced a very serious incident,” de Blasio said. However, he said that “there is no evidence at this point of a terror connection.”
The explosion came from a dumpster around 8:30 PM at 135 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues. A second device was also found at West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenue — just four blocks away. At 11:45 it was reported by Fox News that the second device was a pressure cooker with wires and a cell phone attached, reminding the nation of the Boston bombing.
BREAKING PHOTO! Here is the second device found by a NYSP Sgt. At 27 street and 7 Ave. investigation is ongoing pic.twitter.com/x7o9Rr30I3
“State officials are coordinating our response with federal and New York City authorities, and full state resources have been made available for this investigation,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “We are closely monitoring the situation and urge New Yorkers to, as always, remain calm and vigilant.”
“The president has been apprised of the explosion in New York City, the cause of which remains under investigation. The president will be updated as additional information becomes available,” the White House press pool reported around 10:30 PM.
Multiple people have been injured after an explosion at 23rd street and 6th avenue in midtown Manhattan. The explosion has been described as “outdoor” by the FDNY. One apparent witness, Camelia Entekhabifard, said that the blast was caused by a “bomb in a trash can.” It occurred at around 8:30 p.m. local time on the night of September 17.
Here’s what you need to know:
Pix 11 in New York reports the blast occurred at 135 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues around 8:30 p.m. ET.
Sources say 26 people have suffered minor injuries, and the injured have been transported to area hospitals.
The Improvised Explosive Was Placed In a Trash can, According to reports.
Donald Trump Announced to a Crowd in Colorado That a ‘Bomb’ Went Off in New York.
opan Deb of CBS News reports that at a rally in Colorado, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told a crowd that “a bomb went off in New York.” CNN producer Noah Gray tweetedthat Trump was briefed about the explosion prior to the meeting.
The candidate said:
“I must tell you that just before I got off the plane, a bomb went off in New York and nobody knows exactly what’s going on. But boy, we are living in a time — we better get very tough, folks. We better get very, very tough.
(in audible) It’s a terrible thing that’s going on in our world, in our country and we are going to get tough and smart and vigilant.”
This is the Second IED explosion ‘in a trash can in the TriState area.
This morning there was another explosion in a trash can,
The FBI has taken over the investigation into a blast in Seaside Park that occurred shortly before thousands of runners were due to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors.
No injuries were reported in the blast, which happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a device exploded inside a plastic garbage can at the corner of D Street and Ocean Avenue,
CNN reports that there was no damage to the area. The network adds that two bombs were found in the area but that only one detonated.
Danny F. Quest, is an artist, blogger, journalist, and media personality. Co. Founder of TheTruther.us and author of “120 characters or less’ the guide to winning a debate in the digital age”. Danny now works as a Freelance journalist and graphic designer for WeAreChange.org. Danny’s next big project is “30 days in Gaza” a documentary bringing light to the current conditions of the Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation.
Full Disclosure – I am one of many journalists that has received inside information for months that the FBI has multiple joint investigation probes into the Clinton Foundation.
Now, the Daily Caller and WikiLeaks have tipped that investigations between the FBI and the New York State Attorney are working together to prosecute the Clinton Foundation.
A former senior law enforcement official is the official source that the probe will be led by Preet Bharara of the Civil Frauds Unit and Complex Frauds Unit in the Southern District of New York.
There are a number of lucrative deals that the Foundation has made, documented famously in the film Clinton Cash. The Clintons are in for it.
U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara is known to be harsh on political corrupt figures, previously securing convictions of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
So where does the investigation stem from — how did the FBI dodge the Department of Justice’s mandate not to prosecute? The key is Terry McAuliffe, who pledged $2 billion dollars to the Clinton Foundation. The FBI was able to skate around the Department of Justice by probing Terry McAuliffe’s time on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, which is part of the Clinton Foundation. One major donor to the McAuliffe campaign also pledged $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. So investigators used Terry McAuliffe’s investigation to open a probe into the Clinton Foundation.
There are also several links to the Chinese shared by Terry McAuliffe and the Clintons. Both had a financial relationship with wealthy Chinese donors. Terry McAuliffe invited a Chinese donor to Hillary’s home and a subsequent donation to the Clinton Foundation was made.
Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to China’s legislative body, and the National People’s Congress, and Ng Lap Seng, a wealthy Chinese businessman accused of public corruption by the Chinese government, are both linked to the Clintons.
In 1996, before the U.S. presidential election, Ng Lap Seng was involved in a Congressional probe into how foreign money was funneled into to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration. Although, never convicted in that case, in another case he was accused and indicted on a scheme to bring $4.5 million into the U.S., while also being wanted in China on corruption charges. Those charges caused a revival of the former case against him implicating the Clintons, and he may sing like a canary in court.
An additional red flag raised by following the money
With Julian Assange holding further cards to play at any key moment, with Hillary already publicly dodging charges from the email scandsal, the Clintons have been backed into a corner and we might actually see Hillary and Bill brought out in handcuffs and paraded in front of the media.
The Clintons’ fall could take many other powerful people in the government who have used the Clinton Foundation to get rich with them, which explains the establishment is pulling every dirty trick in the book to try and save Hillary.
“When you look at any foundation, and the Clinton Foundation in particular, you have to check and see what its authorized tax exempt purposes are. Because this entity raises money from the public continuously…they have to be very specific.
Their authorized tax exempt purpose, stated in their application dated 23 December 2007, was just supposed to be a presidential archival research facility in Little Rock. They never have been authorized as far as I can tell from the public filings, they have never been authorized to fight HIV/Aids, fight climate change, convene meetings in New York and set up these various initiatives.
None of them has been validly authorized, which means they have been raising money with materially false and misleading public filings. They have been doing it using the mail, using the Internet and using telephones, all of which is a federal crime.” ~Charles Ortel, to USA Watchdog.