Last month an Orange, NJ teacher was suspended after she had her 3rd graders send ‘get well’ letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal. Marilyn Zuniga was suspended after not receiving permission from the school.
“The Orange Public Schools was surprised to learn through recent news reports that one of its teachers, Ms. Marilyn Zuniga, a third-grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School, involved her students in a ‘get well’ letter-writing assignment to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal,” Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee stated.
On Thursday, Zuniga was officially fired.
Orange School Superintendent Ronald Lee told NJ.com said the board officially made their decision, even though Zuniga had her fair share of supporters.
According to Zuniga’s lawyer, the school board members “abdicated their responsibility” to the community and the children, and she may take legal action to regain her job.
— Jersey Jazzman (@jerseyjazzman) May 13, 2015