Fil-Am teacher’s school threatened after violent Sacramento rally

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Bay Area middle school received a security scare Tuesday over a Filipino American teacher’s involvement in a violent rally that erupted at the state capitol in Sacramento on Sunday.

Authorities say an email was sent this morning to Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley saying that Fil-Am teacher Yvette Felarca should be fired or there might be violence.

Felarca reportedly led a counter protest on Sunday against neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the state capitol that resulted in a violent clash. Ten people were injured in the brawl, five of the injured were reportedly stabbed.

“Well, I am very, very proud of everyone who came out for this protest today because this wasn’t just a protest for the sake of protesting or for the record,” Felarca told reporters on Sunday following the clash. “We’ve got to build a movement in this nation. Everything is polarizing in this country and around the world, especially in terms of racist attacks on immigrants.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School officials say two summer school programs were relocated from the campus as a precaution and extra police patrols have been added.

Meanwhile, the Sacramento Police Department and the California Highway Patrol are defending themselves against accusations that they failed to do enough to stop the violent rally at the state capitol.

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  • Santiago Del Mundo
    3 July 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    If people (who’s got nothing better to do) are out there rallying or demonstrating for whatever cheap cause, the let it be. If you decide to go out there too to provoke (in most cases that is your cheaply devised intention), then you are as irresponsible as the people who hurt others or got hurt.

    When people got hurt or scared, they easily (with distorted rational) cast accusations that the police department failed to do enough to stop the violence. For a moment, stand in front of the mirror and ask yourself…are my actions today are considered part of the problem or solution? Even if you think you’re part of the solution, people got hurt, that’s the bottom line…You’re not going to own up to your fault, next step is to blame the police.

    In all actuality, it is a waste of tax payers money to have the police babysitting people out there disturbing the peace…Of course, people just have to go out there to stir the bucket that is already overflowing with problems…