Self-righteous social justice warriors have just hit a new high (or new low, depending upon your perspective).
Case in point: Nicole Griggs, a teacher at Steinert High School in Hamilton, NJ, was caught on video screaming at a handful of minor teens “I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long, painful death.”
Reportedly, her rant was prefaced with her calling the boys “idiots” and also threatened to ensure they were arrested.
Interestingly enough, Griggs was caught on video walking her dog sans facemask.
As reported by The Trentonian newspaper of Trenton, NJ (emphasis mine);
One of the teenagers, a freshman at Steinert, told The Trentonian that he and a group of school friends were playing football Thursday at the former Homedell School, on the 500 block of East Franklin Street, when Griggs stopped to admonish them from behind a chain-link fence.
She asks them if they need her to scream the warning “loud enough so you can hear me over your music. Parks closed. You will get arrested if the cops come.”
She soon melts down when one of the teens asks, “Wait, can we go over there?”
The teacher goes so far as to tell the teens she doesn’t care if they put her on blast online.
“Parks closed. The whole area,” Griggs says. “Get it through your thick head. You are the reason we are in this situation. You are the problem, not the solution. Go ahead keep recording. Who are you going to show it to? Post me on social media. You’re the idiot doing the wrong thing. I’m just trying to save your ass and save your life. But die, OK. I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long, painful death.”
The video of the teacher wishing death upon the teens is another example of the bad behavior exhibited by some during the pandemic.
At least for now, Griggs’ information page is still posted on the Hamilton Township School District’s official website.
Government school teacher (to students):
“I hope both of you get the coronavirus. I hope you both die a long painful death.” pic.twitter.com/8nSFGYiXUP
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) April 26, 2020